Agriculture has always thrived on innovation, changing as the world changes. Today’s agriculture requires a different kind of innovation to meet the demands of a growing, increasingly urban population, and the pressures of a changing climate. These factors place importance on an integrated approach to regenerative agriculture that optimizes the use of natural resources, farm inputs, and farmers’ return on investment.

Bayer's Crop Science Division invests heavily in developing innovations driving a more sustainable approach to agriculture. What does this future look like?

A platform for innovation

Bayer's Crop Science Innovation Summit will showcase how the journey toward regenerative agriculture has already begun. 


This event will highlight Bayer’s coordinated and cutting-edge approach to agriculture industry value creation. Its systems- and outcome-based approaches create long-term value for farmers by future-proofing operations and making them climate-resilient. We’re also paving the way for new farm value and new revenue opportunities made possible by carbon-smart farming practices. Underpinning our innovative portfolio is a focus on creating digitally enabled between and with farmers, helping steward a new era of sustainable, transparent, traceable, productive, and connected farming. 


Join Rodrigo Santos, President of the Crop Science Division, along with other Crop Science top leaders and scientists, as AgTech comes to the Big Apple for this special June 20, 2023, event in New York City.


1:00 p.m. EDT





Vision for Sustainable & Regenerative Agriculture 
Rodrigo Santos, President of Crop Science Division and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG


Jeremy Williams, Head of Climate Corporation and Digital Farming of the Crop Science Division


Frank Terhorst, Head of Strategy & Sustainability of the Crop Science Division





Crop Science's Innovation Investment
Dr. Bob Reiter, Head of Research and Development of the Crop Science Division 





2:00 p.m. EDT




Crop Science's Innovation Engines:

  • Designer Seeds
    Mike Graham, Head of Breeding at Crop Science


  • Transformative Trait Technologies
    Kelly Gillespie, Vice President of Digital Ecosystem Services


  • Sustainable Small Molecules   
    Axel Trautwein, Head of Regulatory Science


  • Biological Breakthroughs 
    Jessica Christiansen, Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship at Crop Science


  • Digital Farming & Carbon
    Thomas Eickhoff, Chief Science Officer for Digital Farming Solutions Crop Science


4:00 p.m. EDT


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Meet the Speakers


Rodrigo Santos
President of the Crop Science Division and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG


Dr. Bob Reiter
Head of Research and Development of the Crop Science Division

Frank Terhorst 
Head of Strategy & Sustainability of the Crop Science Division


Jeremy Williams
Head of Climate LLC and Digital Farming of the Crop Science Division


People are the engine driving Bayer’s path toward sustainability. Human ingenuity has always been at the heart of agriculture and technology. From the first seed planted by people thousands of years ago to the gene editing and satellites of today, and everything in between, are human stories. Sustainability is within our reach, and Bayer has the people and partnerships to help our planet produce more with less. Science for better nutrition, our lives and our future: It all starts here.

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