Happy 150th Birthday Bayer!

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is celebrating 150 years of “Science for a Better Life.” “Not too many companies really have that heritage and we’re really proud of that because that really describes our long term commitment,” said David Hollinrake, VP of Agricultural Commercial Operations Marketing for Bayer CropScience. While agriculture is just one segment of Bayer, it is a significant one. “Agriculture is …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farming

Bayer Connect Turns One

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Bayer Ag Issues Forum it was announced that Bayer Connect is one year old. Happy birthday! Bayer Connect is where Bayer CropScience pulls in all their social media channels and content. I visited with Beth Roden, Director of Communications & Bayer CropScience NA Coordinator, Bayer CropScience. She says Bayer Connect was created to provide not only farmer customers …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Social Networking, ZimmCast

Bayer CropScience Announces Balance GT Soybeans

Chuck Zimmerman

We recently knew it as FG72 Soybeans. Now it is Balance GT Soybeans! Bayer CropScience and MS Technologies announced the new soybean performance system during the annual Ag Issues Forum here in Kissimmee. To learn more about it I got perspectives and information from both sides by visiting with Lauren August, MS Technologies Brand Manager, and Eric Peters, Soybean Herbicide …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Seed, Soybean

Bayer Ag Issues Forum Sustainability Discussion

Chuck Zimmerman

Sustainability. What does it mean to you? There is no real good definition. I like what Frank Sesno, moderator for the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum (pictured on left), said during his introduction of a session on day one, “I think if I had my druthers I’d ban it altogether because it’s such a catch all.” That it is! The …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability

8th Annual Bayer Ag Issues Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

After surviving an evening of entertainment with Jerrod Niemann (photos in album) the agricultural journalists gathered here in Kissimmee for the 8th annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum are up and at ’em for round two. I spoke with Beth Roden, Bayer CropScience Director of Communications, to find out about the history of the event and how it is going. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Taking a Look Back at Agriculture From the Future

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s pretend we’re in the future as in 2025 or 2050 and take a look back at agricultural production. Let’s do it with Rich Kottmeyer, Senior Executive and Global Agriculture & Food Production Leader, Accenture. That’s what we watched Rich do on stage during the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum and that’s what I asked him to do when we …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Technology

Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

Although I still have a couple of interviews to share from The Annual Meat Conference I have moved on down the agriblogging highway to Kissimmee, FL for the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum. Here are some of our ag journalists attending this annual pre-Commodity Classic program. We will be hearing from the leadership of Bayer who are talking about how …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Sanding Ovations at the NCBA Trade Show

Jamie Johansen

If you attended the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show this year then I know you passed the people playing in the sand a couple dozen times. I couldn’t help but stop and snap a few pictures of the duo hard at work. I even asked if I could interview them and Meredith Corson, with Sanding Ovations, said …

Audio, Bayer, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, NCBA Convention

Bayer CropScience Honors Cotton Growers for Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience and FiberMax® cotton are looking for more members to join the FiberMax One Ton Club™. “More than 410 growers who’ve achieved 2,000 pounds of cotton to the acre on at least 20 acres, doing that with more than 27 varieties,” Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax, told attendees of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, highlighting the high yields …

Audio, Bayer, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Zimfo Bytes

Talia Goes

Food Tank Launches: Time to Change the Food System. The Agrisure Viptera insect control trait provides a solution to the aflatoxin issue. Bayer CropScience announces new collaboration with North Carolina State. Orthman Manufacturing named Nebraska’s “Manufacturer of the Year”.

Bayer, Food, Syngenta, Zimfo Bytes