Bayer CropScience Creates Thought Leadership Hub to Connect, Engage and Dialogue with Ag Community

New website will serve as hub for agriculture information and dialogue.

Research Triangle Park, NC, March 02, 2012 --( To facilitate greater dialogue around important issues facing agriculture, innovations and information, Bayer CropScience launched today a new social media hub. Accessed at, the new portal showcases the company’s commitment to facilitating the discussion around food, fuel, fiber and feed production, trends and coverage in the industry, consumer perceptions and advocacy for agriculture.

“The opportunities to advance sustainability efforts involve and impact a wide range of stakeholders throughout the food system, all the way from growers to consumers, and it’s important for all entities to engage in a dialogue,” says Beth Roden, External Communications Lead for Bayer CropScience. “This hub will help us begin to engage diverse audiences in an open dialogue around the opportunities and challenges impacting agriculture. Producing enough healthy, affordable food for our rapidly growing world population makes the need for these discussions even greater.”

Visitors to the site will experience an array of features with access to multiple layers of information, while allowing for interaction on various topics. Features include:

· Regular blog posts, videos and podcasts from Bayer CropScience experts as well as thought leaders from throughout the food production system.
· News feeds that aggregate information from news sources around the globe, compiling information on agriculture issues and practices into one central location.
· Interaction through popular social media sites, including Twitter feeds on trending topics.
· Opportunities for visitors to ask questions of experts and comment on specific sustainability issues.

“Our goal with this site is to provide a hub that enables those that are interested in propelling agriculture by accessing useful information and interacting with other thought leaders,” says Roden. “We will continue to evolve the site over time to stay in front of important issues and provide users with unique experiences.”

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.830 billion (2010), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Beth Roden
External Communications Lead
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Twitter: bayer4cropsUS

Mike Opperman
Tel: (262) 563-5100

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