This week BASF, industry leaders, growers and media are discussing Innovation as the Path to Sustainability at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.
This year’s Summit includes discussions with BASF global agricultural leaders, a moderated dialogue—“A Growing Conversation: Innovation and Sustainability within the Business of Modern Agriculture”—covering the challenges facing growers today, as well as breakout sessions on sustainability matters and innovations in U.S. and Crop, Plant Science and Pest Control.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins is covering the event and has already talked with some of the key guests of the summit.
The VP of Crop Protection for BASF in the U.S. is Paul Rea. Rea and Ty tackle the topics of sustainability, the goals for feeding the world and government involvement in sustainability practices.
Fred Luckey is the Chairman of Field to Market: The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Fred tells Ty it is time to stop trying to define sustainable agriculture and start doing something about it.
Kip Tom farms 18,000 acres in Indiana and Ty was curious if sustainability technology is as available to a small farmer as it is to larger operations. Here is Kip’s response.
Who should be passing along the sustainable message to consumers? Companies like BASF, the media or the producer. Ty asked that of Brent Bible from Farmhouse International.
Dr. Fred Below is a Professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinios and he shares with Ty that his extension is being held back from sustainability research due to funding.
Follow more of the summit coverage on Twitter by following Ty or #AgMsBASF