LibertyLink Finds Partners in FFA and AHA

Kelly Marshall

LibertyLink may not immediately make you think of the American Heart Association (AHA), but Bayer wants to change that. “So our goal is to build awareness around heart disease– one of the major killers in the rural market,” explains Jody Wynia, soybean and cotton manager for Bayer. “It’s 39 percent more prevalent in rural communitites than it is in the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, FFA

Funding the Next Ag Food Revolution

Lizzy Schultz

There is no question that the world is entering a new agricultural food revolution, with new technological innovations remaining necessary in order to solve the many current and future problems facing global food security and sustainability. Several panelists were brought in during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum to discuss how the industry is going to be able to fund the …

Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Financial, Food Security

An #AgVocate Example to Feed the Future

Chuck Zimmerman

What better department than R&D to fulfill the 2017 AgVocacy Forum theme “Feed the Future.” In charge of that department for Bayer CropScience is Dr. Adrian Percy. Adrian has embraced the use of social media to help communicate to consumers, regulators and others, the benefits of the type of work Bayer does. He has been a real positive example for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Social Media, Technology, Video

Bayer Talks Policy – Trade, WOTUS, Farm Bill

Jamie Johansen

News from Washington comes daily and every decision in one way, shape or form impacts our agriculture community. The Bayer AgVocacy Form provided a platform for key policy issues to be discussed and Bayer’s Federal Relations and Policy Senior Director, Jim McVaney, shared his insights into the new administration. “The fact that agriculture didn’t play a role in the President’s …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Government, politics

Bayer Offers Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Lizzy Schultz

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Adrian Percy, Bayer’s global head of research & development and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

Global Perspective at Bayer #AgVocate Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

With a combination of colorful graphics and quirky tweet suggestions, author and academic lecturer Dr. Vikram Mansharamani set the tone for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum with a focus on the global economy. Mansharamani discussed three main forces driving the global economy – China, technology, and a growing, aging population. Among his suggested tweets – “OMG! @Mansharamani could depress newlyweds on …

Audio, Bayer

It’s #AgVocate Time for @Bayer4CropsUS

Chuck Zimmerman

It is #AgVocacy Forum time prior to Commodity Classic here in San Antonio. I got to sit down with my good friend, David Hollinrake, vice president of Agricultural Commercial Operations (ACO) Marketing for Crop Science, a Division of Bayer. We’ve been having fun agvocating since even before I was part of the Google Glass program. In this week’s episode David …

AgNerd, Bayer, Video, ZimmCast

AgVocates Gathering for Bayer Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

AgVocates from around the country – including the @Agriblogger – are gathering in San Antonio today for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum starting today. This is the 12th consecutive year that Bayer has organized the forum before Commodity Classic to showcase individuals and ideas that are making a strong impact on the future of farming and food production. This year’s event …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Bayer Building on Feed a Bee Buzz

Cindy Zimmerman

The Feed a Bee program has planted more than 2 billion wildflowers with the help of 900,000 individuals and 117 partner organizations in the past three years, but Bayer says it’s not stopping there. The company recently requested proposals to establish pollinator forage in all 50 states by 2018, hoping to build upon their success and move the needle forward. …

Bayer, Bees, pollinators

Trump Team Announces Bayer Merger Promises

Cindy Zimmerman

President-elect Trump’s transition team updated reporters yesterday on the outcome of meetings last week regarding Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says the president-elect received commitments from Bayer CEO Werner Baumann that they would keep Monsanto in St. Louis and “retain 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000-plus U.S. workforce and create at least 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs.” …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto