Bayer CropScience Brings Biotech into Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

The grand opening of Bayer CropScience’s Greenhouse 5 brought many biotech industry stakeholders together to discuss the future of agriculture and biotechnology. Chuck met up with Gwyn Riddick, VP, Agricultural Biotechnology, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, to discuss what they do to bring more biotech to the world of agriculture. “What we do is work to get more biotechnology in agriculture …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Bayer CropScience Greenhouse 5 Media Briefing

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience just held an online media briefing for ag journalists who could not make last week’s grand opening of Greenhouse 5. I was actually in the air but our John Davis was able to dial in and record the call. Opening up the online media briefing was Courtney Beck, U.S. BioScience Outreach Manager. She welcomed the participants and introduced …

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Greenhouse 5 = New Products for Bayer CropScience

Jamie Johansen

Mathias Kremer is head of Global BioScience for Bayer CropScience LP and Chuck took the opportunity to chat with him at the grand opening of Greenhouse 5. They discussed Bayer’s upcoming plans for new product development that will help farmers across the world. “Our key message is that we want to be one of the most innovative and most professional …

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Sustainability in Bayer CropScience Expansion

Jamie Johansen

During the Bayer CropScience Greenhouse 5 grand opening, Chuck took a few minutes to sit down with James Blome, president and CEO for Bayer CropScience LP and head of Crop Protection for the North American region. Sustainability was the goal for Bayer CropScience as plans came into place in building Greenhouse 5. “Greenhouse 5 is our lastest expansion with 62,000 …

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Bayer CropScience Opens New Greenhouse

Chuck Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is about to cut the ribbon on the grand opening of Greenhouse 5 in RTP, NC. I’m here for the grand opening and will be conducting interviews and learning more about this new facility and the kind of work Bayer is doing in the seed and trait area. To get a preview I spoke with Scott Kohne during …

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Farmers Are Sustainable

Chuck Zimmerman

A grower sustainability panel took place during the Bayer CropScience 2012 Ag Issues Forum. The theme of the session was “Hands in the Dirt: First-Hand Grower Experiences.” One of the panel members pictured is Nancy Kavazanjian, a farmer from Wisconsin who grows corn, soybeans and wheat. I asked Nancy what the word “sustainability” means to her. She says that when …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Challenged To Think Beyond Yield Growth

Chuck Zimmerman

Challenging the ag journalists attending the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum to think about global food security differently was Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy & Research, Oxfam America. He started his presentation by saying that he would bring up some provocative ideas and he did. For example, he says Oxfam wants an end to “excessive” speculation in commodity markets, for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Entertainment By Josh Turner

Chuck Zimmerman

As you might have expected, Josh Turner was a big hit as the evening entertainment for the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum. We had a full afternoon of provocative speakers and lots of interviews were conducted. Then it was time for some good food and relaxation with our friends at Bayer and in the ag media. Then Josh Turner took …

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