Bayer Crop Science's Top U.S. Leader Elected to National 4-H Board

Building on a 100 year partnership: Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, President, North America Crop Science for Bayer, joins 4-H board to help strengthen youth understanding and involvement in science and agriculture


Bayer's President of North America Crop Science Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Applegate was unanimously elected to the National 4-H Council's Board of Trustees during the Council's most recent meeting on September 16, 2021. 


“I am honored and privileged to serve on the National 4-H Council as a Board of Trustees member,” said Dr. Applegate. “Bayer has had a longstanding partnership with 4-H, and I am eager to add value to the Board while continuing to support the next generation of agriculture. It is essential that we tap into these bright minds to not only spark their interest today but also ensure these talented youth become the next ag leaders of tomorrow.”


Bayer supports the growth of young leaders in agriculture through a variety of 4-H programs, including Science Matters, which helps young people deepen their understanding of agri-science, the 4-H National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, the 4-H STEM Challenge, the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, and more. 

“As a passionate advocate for supporting young leaders in agriculture, National 4-H Council is honored to welcome Dr. Applegate to our Board of Trustees,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council.  “She will support National 4-H Council’s strategic priorities, which include growing investment and participation in Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to create opportunities for all youth.”