Bayer has been holding a series of Showcase Plot Tours around the country since early July and we had a chance to check out the latest in cotton, peanuts and soybeans for the Southeast at Tuesday’s event in Dawson, Georgia at the company’s brand new breeding facility.
“This is a new breeding facility that Bayer felt would put us in a better position to help launch new germplasm specifically for the southeast cotton market,” said Bayer District Sales Manager John Hand.
It was great to see John at the event since we have gotten to know him well over the years at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and he says Bayer has a deep commitment to peanut and cotton farmers. “Those crops for Georgia are so big and we have such a wide portfolio of products for that market, it’s extremely important for us,” he said, adding that they are excited about bringing even more new products to market for those farmers.
Listen to my interview with John here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/showcase-ga-john.mp3″ text=”Interview with John Hand, Bayer”]
More Showcase Days are on the schedule over the next month, including one today in Athens, IL event on Thursday where we will be attending to find out more of what Bayer has in store for soybeans and corn.
The rest of the dates on the schedule are:
Sparta, IL – August 16
Pikeville, NC – August 30
Troy, OH – September 8
Stockbridge, MI – September 13