Future of Farming Dialogue

Tomorrow Belongs to All of Us

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The history of human progress belongs to all of us. Leaps in health and nutrition are ours to share. And so is the responsibility of moving agriculture — and the world — forward. Together, we can shape what’s possible.

 

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The Future of Farming Dialogue is an annual global event that brings together journalists, influencers, growers, and key stakeholders to share ideas for tomorrow. To consider how we sustainably produce enough healthy food for our growing population. And to pursue the future of agriculture through digital tools and innovation.

Learn more about Future of Farming Dialogue 2019 and Bayer’s commitment to sustainability. Read the press release

Join the conversation now with #BayerFutureFarming — because tomorrow belongs to all of us.

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Crop Science

Executive Keynote and Q&A

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Panel Session

Shaping the Future of Our Food: How Do Consumers Impact Our Planet With Their Dietary Choices?

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Panel Session

A World Without Crop Protection

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Panel Session

How Do We Achieve a Balance Between Protection and Production?

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Future of Farming Dialogue is a limited-access event, but everyone is invited to take part in the conversation - because tomorrow belongs to all of us. Follow along on social media with #BayerFutureFarming today.

2019 Event Agenda

This year’s Future of Farming Dialogue showcases how humanity shapes the future of agriculture through innovation, sustainability, and digital transformation.

Day One — Monday, September 30

  • Damianshof ForwardFarm Visit
    • Think Like a Farmer Hands-On Challenge
    • Introduction of Jackie Applegate and Interactive Tasting Experience

Day Two — Tuesday, October 1

  • Executive Keynote with Liam Condon and Bob Reiter
    Livestream Begins October 1st at 9:00 AM CEST
  • Employee Storytelling Moment with Stella Salvo
  • Panel Session: Shaping the Future of Our Food: How Do Consumers Impact Our Planet With Their Dietary Choices?
    Livestream Begins October 1st at 12:00 PM CEST
  • Innovation Talk with Bayer and Arvinas
  • Panel Session: A World Without Crop Protection
    Livestream Begins October 1st at 12:55 PM CEST
  • Employee Storytelling Moment with Everlyn Musyoka
  • Panel Session: Trade Agreements, Disagreements and Impacts on Farmers Large & Small
  • Innovation Talk with Sam Eathington
  • Employee Storytelling Moment with Matheus Gueratto
  • Fireside Chat with Bob Reiter and Bill Laio

Day Three — Wednesday, October 2

  • Opening Keynote with Matthias Berninger
  • Crop Science Keynote with Klaus Kunz
  • Next Generation Perspective on Sustainability with Ebba Engstrom
  • Sustainability with Dirk Backhaus
  • Next Generation Perspective on Sustainability with Andrea Zorzetto
  • Panel Session: How Do We Achieve a Balance Between Protection and Production?
    Livestream Begins October 2nd at 11:00 AM CEST

2019 Featured Speakers

Moderators


Konstantin Kockerols
2017 Youth Ag Summit Alum


Frank Sesno
Dean, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University


Sara Wyant
Founder and President, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

Speakers & Panelists


Miguel Altieri
Professor, University of California --Berkeley


Katie Brown
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition, National Dairy Council


Louis DeMaso
Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Lipman Farms


Dhanush Dinesh
Global Policy Engagement Manager, CCASF


John Dombrosky
Arvinas


Michael Dover
CEO, Martinagro S.A., President, CREA (Regional Consortium for Agricultural Experimentation)


Ebba Engstrom
Youth Ag Summit Alum, Sweden


Pam Johnson
Global Farmer Network Member, U.S. Farmer


Ralf Kelle
Vice President, Evonik


Patience Koku
CEO, Replenish Farms


Bill Liao
General Partner of SOSV and Founder of RebelBio


Rodrigo C.A. Lima
Partner, Agroicone


Ginya Truitt Nakata
Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean, International Potato Center


Okisegere Ojepat
CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya


Bernd Olligs
German farmer and member of the Bayer ForwardFarm network


Andrea Zorzetto
Youth Ag Summit Alum, Italy

Bayer Representatives


Jackie Applegate
Head of Vegetable Seeds & Environmental Science, Bayer


Dirk Backhaus
Head of Product Supply, Bayer


Matthias Berninger
Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Bayer AG


Liam Condon
President of the Crop Science Division, Bayer


Sam Eathington
Chief Science Officer, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer


Matheus Gueratto
Regional Marketing Segment Manager - Forestry & IVM of the Crop Science Division, Bayer


Andy Knepp
Head of Environmental Strategy & Industry Activation, Crop Science Division, Bayer


Klaus Kunz
Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship, Crop Science Division of Bayer


Everlyn Musyoka
Kenya Commercial Lead, Bayer


Bob Reiter
Head of Research & Development of the Crop Science Division, Bayer


Beth Roden
Head of Global Communications, Crop Science Division, Bayer


Stella Salvo
Head of Development & Deployment, Bayer


Frank Terhorst
Head of Crop Strategy and Portfolio Management, Bayer


Axel Trautwein
Head of R&D - Small Molecules, Bayer