RDBA Announces New Morning Fix Webcast Series

RDBA Announces New Morning Fix Webcast Series

January 26, 2022
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This February, grab your morning coffee and join us on Wednesday mornings on Facebook for 15 minutes on hot topics in food and agriculture to start your day. With a new topic posting every Wednesday in February at 7:00 am EST and in partnership with Bayer, we’ll cover topics important to your business today. See the schedule below.

Wednesday, February 2 available starting at 7 am EST: Conversation with “Broc-Star” Jenny Maloney
Have you ever thought about how plant breeding can help mitigate food waste, improve sustainability, and improve flavor?  These are a few things plant breeders think about when creating new varieties of some of your favorite produce.  Bayer’s High Rise™ Broccoli series has been 20 years in the making. Developed in collaboration with growers, the High Rise broccoli series offers supply chain-wide benefits from field to store to table. Join us to learn more, including how this versatile vegetable offers flavor for both kids and adults.

Wednesday, February 9 available starting at 7 am EST: Greenhouse Growing
The Future of Food is Now. The Bayer Marana, AZ site is a smart greenhouse facility aimed at driving tailored solutions for the future of agriculture. This site focuses on seed production and agricultural innovation, leveraging the latest in automation to optimize plant density and workflow. Join us as Megan Dickens, Protected Culture Production Operations Lead for Bayer Crop Science introduces you to this smart greenhouse facility and dives into sustainability practices and how research taking place now shapes the future of agriculture.

Wednesday, February 16 available starting at 7 am EST: Decarbonization and Farming
Decarbonization is key when it comes to combating climate change, and agriculture plays a major role in it. To support farmers in driving sustainability across the entire value chain, Bayer collaborates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Bushel in Project Carbonview – a data solution that will help ethanol producers in the United States report, analyze and assess their end-to-end supply chain carbon footprint. This new solution marks the latest development by Bayer – who is working to build a portfolio of farmer-facing programs to complement our existing Bayer Carbon Initiative, a program which incentivizes the adoption of climate-smart practices, creating new revenue streams for growers who use technology to keep carbon in the soil – and out of the atmosphere. Join Max Dougherty- Carbon Business Development Lead for Bayer- Crop Science as he chats carbon, farming, and what this could mean for the value chain.

Wednesday, February 23 available starting at 7 am EST: Digital Tools and Data Science for Agriculture
Microsoft and Bayer recently announced a strategic partnership to build a new cloud-based set of digital tools and data science solutions for use across the food and agriculture sector. These new capabilities will be available to businesses – from startups to global enterprises – to accelerate innovation, boost efficiency and support sustainability across food value chains. Through this partnership Bayer will work with Microsoft to co-develop new solutions that address critical industry scenarios such as farming operations, sustainable sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain improvement, as well as ESG monitoring and measurement. In this session, representatives from Bayer and Microsoft will share more about the new partnership and how it's poised to benefit food, agriculture and adjacent industries.

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