Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
February 22, 2012
Bayer CropScience, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that “Sustainability in Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course” will be held Monday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 21 at The Umstead Hotel & Spa located at 100 Woodland Pond Drive in Cary, N.C.
The course, presented in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, will focus on developing thought leadership in the emerging science of sustainable agriculture, as well as emphasize growing sustainable businesses and reducing the world’s agricultural footprint while meeting the social, environmental and economic needs of present and future generations.
A panel of speakers, including various NC State professors and Bayer CropScience executives, will address attendees on agricultural innovation, technology and best business practices.
“In October of last year, the world population reached the 7 billion milestone. Food production will need to double by 2050 to feed everyone on the planet, and we need sustainable solutions to be able to do this,” said Nick Hamon, head of Bayer CropScience North America. “Bayer CropScience and NC State are teaming up to start conversations on responsible agricultural processes to life science companies around the world, and our conference is a starting point for these efforts.”
“Technology is the key to increasing agricultural productivity in the most sustainable way,” said Tom Rufty, professor of crop science at NC State. “Our partnership with Bayer CropScience has allowed us to educate others on being responsible stewards of our resources through a wide range of technological innovations, including recent developments in urban landscape management. The Bayer Executive Course brings the best minds in agriculture and life sciences together to produce sustainable solutions addressing the world’s food supply concerns.”