Our first farmer, John, operates a 5,000-acre farm in Illinois that his family has held for generations.
Adopting a three-crop system of corn, CoverCress, and soybean, John’s farm is a regenerative agriculture powerhouse, yielding more than ever while restoring soil health and sequestering carbon. With Bayer's expertise in formulation, he is able to get excellent efficacy with fungicides while reducing water use on the field and increase his income opportunities with an additional crop and through his farming practices.
Let's take a look at the technologies behind this transformation in this video.
From Illinois, let's take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean - all the way to Almeria, a city on the southern coast of Spain where growers produce food for millions of customers in Europe under protective greenhouses.
One of these farmers is Pablo, a local farmer growing tomatoes on 50 acres. Despite the arid climate, innovations make it possible for him to harvest twice, and sometimes three times per year.
Learn more about Pablo's agricultural practices in this video.
Watch a directors' commentary version of this video with a few of our leaders in our Inside Innovation series below!
From the tomato greenhouses in Spain, we make our way to South America.
The tropical climate in the state of Paraná allows our next farmer, Ana, to operate a unique cropping system using digital tools and systems. This approach gives her access to the right input solutions and connects her to markets demanding produce sourced using regenerative ag practices.
Learn more about how Ana operates her farm in this video.
For our final farm tour, we travel thousands of miles and reach the world's most populous country - India. More than half of the workforce in this large and fast-growing nation is engaged in agriculture with rice being the main crop.
Rice is growing on more than 100 million acres to feed the population of 1.4 billion people and support exports.
We meet Ramesh, a West Bengal-based rice farmer in this last video.