Bayer logo2016 Bayer Produce Innovation Award

Congratulations to Amy Machamer and Hurd Orchards, the winner of the 2016 Produce Innovation Award. Learn more about Hurd Orchards by watching the video below.

Honoring Your Innovations

The Bayer Produce Innovation Award will recognize a grower whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. The award will spotlight innovations that:

  • Improve yield and quality of produce to help ensure that more nutrient-rich foods are available;
  • Increase accessibility of produce to a broader group of people; or
  • Increase demand for produce by expanding awareness and appreciation for the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, including tree nuts and potatoes.

There currently is a great deal of discussion surrounding the nation’s health, and there are many challenges regarding nutrition and produce availability among economically and culturally diverse communities. One thing is for certain: fruits and vegetables, including potatoes and tree nuts, provide crucial nutrients to positively impact health and enhance lives.

The Bayer Produce Innovation Award demonstrates the power of “Science For A Better Life” by honoring a grower within the produce industry that deploys innovations in the field, across their operations, or within the supply chain to enhance the positive contribution of produce on individual lives and society overall.

Stay tuned for more updates and information on next year’s application.

View videos from past winners:

2015 - Chalmers R. Carr III and Titan Farms

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