Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
AgriGenomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Bayer CropScience Hosts Third Sustainability in Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course

Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Crop protection company teams with NC State University to promote collaboration on responsible agricultural processes.

With the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural sustainability has become a pressing issue for researchers at Bayer CropScience. In order to promote collaboration on responsible agricultural processes, for a third year, the crop science company teamed with NC State University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Poole College of Management for Sustainability in Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course. The three-day event, held in January at The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, N.C., focused on developing thought leadership in sustainable agriculture, and featured guest speakers from highly-respected private and academic agricultural institutions.

Executives from agricultural corporations around the country, as well as growers and agricultural association members, were invited to learn about the latest trends in resource availability, environmental regulation and climate change currently affecting North American and global agriculture. The course also emphasized collaboration between these executives and top academic minds on the development of business models that embrace sustainable agriculture and promote safe and healthy ways to ensure that the food needs of a growing world population are consistently met. Topics of discussion included “Global Drivers for Agricultural Sustainability,” “Innovation and Technology in Agriculture,” “The Corporate Value of Sustainability,” “Building Partnerships/Driving Business and Sustainability,” and more.

“This is our third year presenting this course with NC State, and the discussion resulting from this course is promising for the future of agriculture,” said Brian Hrudka, food chain manager for Bayer CropScience. “Sustainability in Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course has allowed for the development of important conversations on agriculture, technology and business best practices that will drive farming’s future and create agricultural solutions that will resonate on a global scale.”

Executives from Walmart, MillerCoors, Land O’ Lakes, and Cotton Inc., among others, were able to gain insight from public and private agriculture professionals, including NC State professors. Each panel and informational session was designed to equip attendees with the tools necessary to address sustainability in cooperation with scientists, researchers and professors for generations to come.

“Encouraging a strong relationship between the brightest business and academic minds is absolutely imperative to increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable manner,” said Dr. Tom Rufty, professor of crop science at NC State. “Through our collaboration with Bayer CropScience, we are able to work with executives to help each other become more responsible stewards of our resources through public discourse and technological innovation. The Bayer executive course is making great headway in providing a forum to discuss sustainable solutions to the world’s food supply concerns.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Bayer CropScience Breaks Ground on New Greenhouse in Memphis, Tennessee
Company plans to invest USD 17 million for greenhouse as part of EUR 7 billion global research and development commitment.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Bayer CropScience Releases Podcast on Sustainability in Agriculture: a Bayer Executive Course
Dr. Tom Rufty, Bayer CropScience distinguished professor of sustainability at NC State, explains need for scientific and corporate cooperation.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Bayer CropScience Names Dannenberg as Vice President of Commercial Operations for Crop Protection Business in United States
Bayer CropScience announces Dannenberg as Vice President of Commercial Operations for Crop Protection for the United States
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Bayer Cropscience Turns to Aggreko For Temporary Cooling Tower Solution
Aggreko, the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has played a crucial role supporting Bayer CropScience during the installation of a new cooling tower at its UK pesticides plant in Norwich, Norfolk.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Scientific News
Potential of New Insect Control Traits in Agriculture
Researchers have discovered a protein that shows promise as an alternate corn rootworm control mechanism.
Gene Could Reduce Female Mosquitoes
Virginia Tech researchers have found a gene that can reduce female mosquitoes over many generations.
Improving Crop Efficiency with CRISPR
New study of CRISPR-Cas9 technology from Virginia Tech shows potential to improve crop efficiency.
Fighting Plant Pathogens with RNA
Researchers develop strategy that could lead to environmentally friendly fungicide to fight pathogens.
Breakthrough in Plant Salt-Tolerance Research
Researchers have made a breakthrough in plant salt tolerance that could lead to new salt tollerant crop types.
Microbes Help Plants Survive In Severe Drought
Researchers discover plants survive better under drought conditions with help from natural microbes.
Mosquito Genetics Determine Tastes
Study reveals mosuito's preference for human versus animal biting is determined by genetics.
Mouse Genes Guiding Precision Medicine
Research of the mouse genome has identified hundreds of essential-to-life genes from the 1751 genes studied.
Environmental Impact of GM Crops
Following the adoption of GM crops, insecticide usage decreases but herbicide use increases, study shows.
Genes Essential to Life Discovered
Genes critical for life are discovered in humans and mice as part of large-scale phenotyping study.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!