Chris Turner

Head of U.S. Crop Science 

Chris Turner

Chris Turner serves as a member of the North America Leadership Team as the U.S. Country Division Head within the Crop Science division of Bayer.


Based in St. Louis, Missouri, he and his team lead the Commercial Operations business across the U.S., managing the field sales teams and developing go-to-market strategies while delivering on business goals for crop protection, branded seed, and Climate FieldView™. 

Chris was most recently the VP of Commercial Operations in the U.S. Central Business Unit, managing crop protection, branded seed, and Climate FieldView™ across the Corn Belt. Before joining Bayer, Chris had been at Monsanto Company since 1998 and held a number of leadership roles.


He previously served as the Global Crop Protection Lead, developing and leading the overall crop protection strategy. Chris also held the Global Dicamba Business Lead role and was the U.S. Corn Pricing Lead, in addition to several other roles within U.S. Commercial Operations.


Raised on a farm in Northeast Missouri, Chris has a passion for working in agriculture. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri and continues to participate in the operations of his farm.  


Chris and his wife live in St. Charles, Missouri and in his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, boating and hunting.