The future of agriculture is anything but certain. Explosive population growth, evolving pest pressures, shifting consumer preferences, limited natural resources, fluctuating market prices, increasing regulatory burdens, and an uncertain political climate all pose direct threats to the world’s future food security. While these challenges are immense, the way to address them lies in the two fundamental principles that have made modern agriculture a success: innovation and collaboration.
Opening ourselves to fresh ideas and new partnerships enables us to face our challenges head-on. And, as frightening as these issues may be, the good news is that we’re not in this alone. For more than a decade, Bayer has sponsored an annual forum to explore agriculture’s major trends and challenges. We’ve done this by calling upon experts from diverse interests and backgrounds to help us think differently about how we can be better prepared to help shape farming’s future.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that for the 13th consecutive year, Bayer will host our annual AgVocacy Forum on February 25-26, 2018, in Anaheim, California.
The 2018 AgVocacy Forum will focus on innovation and collaboration, both of which are critically needed to address the important issues involving agriculture. In addition to our usual high-caliber speakers and insightful panelists, this year’s forum will introduce new “Ted Talk” style presentations that I think will bring a very different and exciting approach to our program.
As always, we will create time and space for you to engage with experts from Bayer and across the industry for conversations and interviews. And, we’ll try a few new things along the way as well.
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Information is from a news release from Bayer.