Seed World

Do Your Sustainability Practices Hold Up? Find Out on Our Strategy Webinar.

Sustainability has been a buzzword not only in an agriculture setting, but in a political setting. While the seed industry knows and works to implement new sustainability practices and goals, there’s a bigger question looming on the horizon… Are they actually holding up in a changing climate and world?

The USDA ERS reports that U.S. agriculture itself emitted an estimated 698 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018, with 12.3% of carbon dioxide, 36.2% as methane and 51.4% as nitrous oxide. It’s becoming increasingly important for businesses to discuss and take steps to improve. But, in the world of seed production, what should you be doing or coaching customers to do? That’s the big question hanging in the air. In our webinar, we’ll address:

  • What sustainability steps to take at your company.
  • What to coach your customers.
  • How to implement and start getting sustainable.

Joining us on our webinar are two panelists.

Bryan Perry, U.S. head of Seeds & Traits for BASF. Perry’s been with BASF for over 24 years in a wide variety of roles, ranging from sales, product management, market management, global strategic marketing, integration work steam lead and regional sales director before starting his new role on Jan. 1. He’s the fifth generation actively involved with his family farm in northwest Missouri. Not only that, but he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad with a focus on agricultural economics. He finished his MBA in 2018 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill — Kenan Flagler Business school.

Kristen Richards, director of R&D, Formulation and Production for FBSciences. Richards began her career as a chemist working with polymers at BASF before making the transition to agriculture. For the last decade, she’s been working to transform FBSciences’ product division by building and managing a new lab, bringing over 50 new products to market, establishing operation procedures to streamline production and developing new methods and techniques for quality control with naturally derived technologies. Not only that, but Richards has been published in journals, presented posters at chemistry, biostimulant and sustainable agriculture conferences, and even received a Women Chemist Committee Merck Research Award in 2010.

Make sure to register and save your seat for tomorrow at 12:00 PM CDT.