#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 5 – Bayer Bee Care

Chuck Zimmerman

In this part 5 of my series from Bayer CropScience tour stops during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Germany this presentation at the Bee Care Center is done by Peter Trodtfeld, Bee Keeper at the Bayer Bee Care Center. Peter took us outside next to some bee hives to talk about how the company approaches bee care. …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 4 – Bayer Bee Care

Chuck Zimmerman

In this part 4 of my series from Bayer CropScience tour stops during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Germany this presentation at the Bee Care Center is done by Dr. Christian Maus, Global Pollinator Safety Manager. Dr. Maus expands upon some of the topics brought up in episode 3 by Coralie van Breukelen-Groeneveld, Head of the Bayer …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 3 – Bee Care Center

Chuck Zimmerman

In 2011 Bayer created a Bee Care Program to coordinate and unite all company activities in the area of pollinator health and safety. With this program Bayer reaches out to various stakeholder groups like industry partners, scientists, farmers, beekeepers and organizations involved in the food value chain. During my tour with Bayer during the IFAJ Congress in Germany one stop …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

The next stop on my Bayer CropScience headquarters tour during the 2016 IFAJ Congress was the enormous “store” or research compounds overseen by Dr. Mark Drewes, head of Research Compound Logistics at the facility in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. With more compounds being added all the time, the 2.5 million chemical structures stored in this automated warehouse offer researchers a …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In line with Bayer’s mission “Science for A Better Life”, Bayer CropScience is committed to delivering innovative solutions to further promote sustainable agriculture. I’ll be posting these …

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ZimmCast with Owen Roberts, new IFAJ President

Chuck Zimmerman

The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph. Owen (l) is seen being congratulated by past IFAJ President Marcus Rediger after the election during the IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. During the closing banquet festivities of the Congress Owen and I talked …

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#IFAJ2016 Awards Excellence

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists honored the best in print, broadcast, photography, and global food reporting at the 60th annual IFAJ Congress this week in Germany. Among the awards presented at the Congress was a new one – the IFAJ-FAO Prize for Excellence in Global Food Security Reporting which went to Laura Rance of Canada. Rance’s article, “Africa’s hunger …

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#IFAJ2016 Elects New Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to our good friend Owen Roberts who is the first Canadian to serve as president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Roberts takes over for Markus Rediger of Switzerland who stepped down after completing four very successful years at the helm of IFAJ. Roberts is joined by Lena Johansson from Sweden who replaces him as Vice president, …

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Bayer Spotlights Sustainability at #IFAJ2016

Cindy Zimmerman

While the rest of the world is talking about Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto, many representatives of the company are busy in Germany helping international journalists learn more about them and their sustainability efforts. Dr. Helmut Schramm, Managing Director for Bayer CropScience Deutschland, was on a panel talking about sustainability at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in …

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Outgoing IFAJ President Marcus Rediger

Chuck Zimmerman

Today we will have an election of new officers for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. Marcus Rediger, LID.CH, has been serving as President for the last four years. Prior to that he served for eight years in other positions including Vice President. A lot of things have taken place in the development of IFAJ. We talked about that in …

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