Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bayer CropScience Named Presenting/Season Sponsor Of North Carolina Theatre

Crop Science Company Is Committed To Supporting Local Arts

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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 it is a presenting/season sponsor of the North Carolina Theatre. Bayer is donating more than $25,000 to the theatre this season. The North Carolina Theatre’s mission is to strengthen the cultural vitality of North Carolina by cultivating musical theatre appreciation. It strives to produce outstanding professional Broadway musicals and to develop the next generation of artists through youth training, performance and outreach programs.

Bayer CropScience is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live and work. Over the years, it has sponsored a variety of cultural and educational events as part of its commitment to valuing people and their different perspectives and cultures.

“Bayer CropScience is proud to be a sponsor of the North Carolina Theatre,” said William Buckner, Bayer CropScience CEO. “We are committed to supporting the arts both now and in the future. The North Carolina Theatre does a wonderful job entertaining audiences and inspiring future thespians.”

- For more information about the NC Theatre, visit

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.830 billion (2010), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


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Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
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Beth Roden
Bayer CropScience
(919) 549-2030 

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