We’re celebrating the great accomplishments of FFA students and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) goals! An SAE requires members to create and operate an agriculturally related business, work at an agriculturally related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. The grant is available to any FFA member with or wishing to begin an SAE in an agribusiness system pathway.

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Meet the 2021 SAE Grant Recipients, sponsored by Bayer:

Ethan Hamann — Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA, WI

Ethan is working to increase his corn acreage from 50 to 75 acres to increase income and equity as a partner in his father’s farm…


By Arianna DeLorenzi, Deputy Director, Advocacy Relations, Women’s Healthcare, Bayer U.S.

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I have always been drawn towards working with teams and groups that are focused on creating a healthier, more equal world. I’ve been pulled to work that is driven by the idea that everyone should have access to quality healthcare. They should have that access whether they were born in suburban Minnesota — like me — or in Nairobi, Kenya.

The companies and the people I had the honor of working with, all share a deep commitment to addressing some of the greatest public health issues around the world…


By Lisa Perez, Marketing Director, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Consumer Health

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My father is a proud man, and he certainly doesn’t want to reveal any weakness. The story of my dad’s stroke started with a call from my aunt late one evening. She told me she spoke to my dad and he seemed off. Since my aunt rarely calls, I knew this had to be serious.

I immediately called my dad to see how he was doing. He didn’t sound great to me either. But he explained it away with reasonable excuses, so off to bed I went. When I checked…


Kellie Adesina, Director, Government Affairs, Crop Science, Bayer U.S.

Editor’s note: In honor of Black History Month, we have invited Bayer’s Kellie Adesina to pen a blog. Kellie recently was named to Lawyers of Color’s Top Lobbyists and Influencers list. In late 2020, she also co-founded a new organization — Black Professionals in Food and Agriculture.

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“…there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

These are the powerful words that stood out to me from Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb” presented at President Joe Biden’s inauguration…


By, Donna Wilke RN, MSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Healthcare, Medical Science Liaison

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A light at the end of a very long and challenging tunnel appeared with the first COVID-19 vaccines. Getting to the end of the tunnel is going to take time and resources. That’s where my experience as a clinician and desire to help is coming in handy.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, as a clinician, I have had an overwhelming need to do something — to act, to help my community and use my skills. Each time I would reach out to my local non-profit…


Shakti Harris, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Bayer U.S.

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Today we’re celebrating the life and long-lasting contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As I began reflecting for this blog, I considered Dr. King’s life and legacy and how it’s shaped my own life. One reason I am who I am today is because of Dr. King. The heroic work he did to push policy change, fight for equal rights, and inspire peaceful change has long guided where I focused my energy and how I live my life.

Memories of Becoming American

My U.S. journey starts as the daughter of…


By Laura Lampa, Microbial Curation Lead, Microbial Research Technologies, Biologics Division, Bayer U.S.

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I am no stranger to change. In my nearly 14 years at Biologics, first with the legacy company then Bayer, West Sacramento, going through change has almost become an insider joke for those of us who came to Bayer from Biologics. In fact, the quote from Heraclitus, “the only constant in life is change” could be our (unofficial) division tag line. However, no matter how agile you think you are, no matter how used to change you become, nothing could have prepared us for the year 2020.


Top stories from Bayer Crop Science, December 2020

As many growers look ahead to the 2021 season, we’re taking a look back to some of the top Bayer stories from last month. These include company updates and information as well as the latest products and technology growers need to know about.

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Here are some of our top stories from December 2020:

1. Improved Capabilities Lead to Better Soybean Technologies at Bayer, Farm Progress

2. Bayer offers ultra-cold freezer space for vaccine storage in St. Louis County, KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis

3. DEKALB Asgrow strengthens portfolio with XtendFlex soybeans, Iowa…


By Sameer Bansilal, MD, MS, FACC, Senior Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, Cardiovascular and Renal, Pharmaceuticals, Bayer U.S.

As I pulled my car into the dimly lit garage and turned off the ignition, tears came flooding down my face. I had just returned from serving as an attending cardiologist in the COVID Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Tears reflecting on the horror and suffering I had witnessed in the last week. Tears of relief that I had made it home. …


Bayer is poised to turn high-tech into high yield potential for soybean growers.

New tools are transforming the way Bayer researchers develop new soybean products. Laura Grapes, who leads Product Systems in the Bayer North America Breeding program, talks about the company’s breeding advancements and what they mean for the Bayer soybean pipeline.

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Laura Grapes, Product Systems Development Lead at Bayer Crop Science

How is Bayer transforming soybean breeding?

We are using some incredibly high-tech, emerging technologies that are helping us to better develop and predict soybean performance for our customers. New tools like advanced analytics, imaging platforms, and artificial intelligence are changing the way our researchers gather and make…

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