Inci Dannenbreg is responsible for the US Commercial Operations group for Bayer CropScience and shared their commitment to the next generation of agriculture during their media event held at the 2014 Farm Progress Show. Their investment in this has led them to continually seek opportunities to educate and innovate, not only today’s youth, but also recruit employees who understand and respect the industry.
“Bayer CropScience is very involved in innovation, science and technology. In order to keep that going in the future we need talent. It is very important to Bayer that we find young talent in the marketplace and try to bring them in to agriculture. Also to spur young minds at that elementary school age to have an interest in science as they progress through their school career.”
One way Bayer is doing this is through their Making Science Make Sense program. This program brings Bayer folks into classrooms where they work with kids doing hands-on science experiments. Making Science Make Sense is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. With that in mind, their goal is to get into more schools and continue to teach the value agriculture brings to the world.
Keeping on the theme of education and youth, Inci shared about their sponsorship of the upcoming 2015 Youth Ag Summit to beheld in Australia. The top 100 candidates will get to come together to learn about and discuss current issues in agriculture.
Here is my complete interview with Inci:[wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps-14-dannenberg.mp3″ text=”Interview with Inci Dannenbreg, Bayer CropScience”]