Bayer CropScience celebrates Agriculture Literacy Week

On Monday Bayer CropScience began celebrating Agriculture Literacy Week, which runs until Saturday, as its way effort to show support for the future of agriculture and to help solve the world’s most pressing food issues. | File photo
On Monday, Bayer CropScience LP began celebrating Agriculture Literacy Week as its way effort to show support for the future of agriculture and to help solve the world’s most pressing food issues.

Local communities will engage with Bayer employees from various locations to provide hands on learning opportunities for students and stakeholders. The company seeks to increase public awareness of the power of modern agriculture and the critical role technology will play in food production to help meet the needs of a growing population, Bayer CropScience CEO and President Jim Blome said.

“Bayer is committed to improving agricultural literacy among students and the general public for two very important reasons,” Blome said. “There is a disconnect between non-agriculture audiences and modern agricultural production that often leads to an unnecessary misunderstanding of our industry and farming practices. There is also a shortage of young talent needed to fill agriculture jobs, particularly in STEM fields, that will create the innovation necessary to feed the more than 9 billion people that will inhabit our planet by 2050.”

He added that societal and environmental changes within the next 30 years will severely test the ability to produce enough food to satisfy a growing world population.

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