Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bayer CropScience’s Head Of Research To Participate In Industry Roundtable At Sixth Annual Agriculture Development Forum

Bayer CropScience has announced that Dr. Nick Duck, head of research, corn and soybeans, will participate in an industry roundtable discussion at the Sixth Annual Agriculture Development Forum.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC Feburary 3, 2011 — 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 Dr. Nick Duck, head of research, corn and soybeans, will participate in an industry roundtable discussion at the Sixth Annual Agriculture Development Forum. The forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Governor Holshouser Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The industry roundtable discussion will focus on the cost of agricultural inputs, such as seed and fertilizer. Nick Piggott SVP, Technology/Interactive Services at Howard, Merrell & Partners, will moderate the panel.

QUOTES:
“At Bayer CropScience, we are committed to providing the agriculture industry with the products it needs to be successful, for example, seeds and trait technology” said Nick Duck, head of research, corn and soybeans. “We are pleased to participate in this year’s Ag Development forum, as this event brings together industry experts to discuss the future of our industry. We look forward to contributing to the ongoing discussion of how the agriculture industry will continue to grow.”  

DETAILS:

  • Other roundtable participants include Troy Erny, vice president of fertilizer sales at South Region PotashCorp; Jay Brinn, sales manager at East Coast Equipment Company; and Daniel H. Moenter, manager of state government affairs at Marathon Petroleum Company LP.
  • Matthew Martin, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte branch, will be the keynote speaker. His remarks will focus on monetary policy and its effect on agriculture in early 2011.
  • For more information about the Ag Development Forum, visit www.ncagr.gov/agforum.

ABOUT BAYER CROPSCIENCE:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), 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 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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