Executives from Walmart, MillerCoors, Land O’ Lakes, and Cotton Inc., among others, were able to gain insight from public and private agriculture professionals, including NC State professors. Each panel and informational session was designed to equip attendees with the tools necessary to address sustainability in cooperation with scientists, researchers and professors for generations to come.
“Encouraging a strong relationship between the brightest business and academic minds is absolutely imperative to increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable manner,” said Dr. Tom Rufty, professor of crop science at NC State. “Through our collaboration with Bayer CropScience, we are able to work with executives to help each other become more responsible stewards of our resources through public discourse and technological innovation. The Bayer executive course is making great headway in providing a forum to discuss sustainable solutions to the world’s food supply concerns.”
A video on Sustainability In Agriculture: A Bayer Executive Course, is available at http://youtu.be/1aOPfAkSP68. To listen to a podcast with Dr. Tom Rufty, NC State professor of crop science, visit http://bit.ly/ZYk1X5. To listen to a podcast on the event with Dr. David Tarpy, associate professor of entomology and extension apiculturist at NC State, visit http://bit.ly/14vc6FB.
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