Future of Farming Dialogue

Tomorrow Belongs to All of Us


The history of human progress belongs to all of us. Leaps in health and nutrition are ours to share. And so is the responsibility of moving agriculture — and the world — forward. Together, we can shape what’s possible.

The Future of Farming Dialogue is an annual global event that brings together journalists, influencers, growers, and key stakeholders to share ideas for tomorrow. To consider how we sustainably produce enough healthy food for our growing population. And to pursue the future of agriculture through digital tools and innovation.


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FoFD 2019 Recap

Future of Farming Dialogue 2019 brought together a diverse group of speakers to discuss the unique challenges facing farmers — like fighting climate change on the farm and using sustainable innovation to feed our growing population.

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FoFD 2019 At-A-Glance

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Day One

Influencers explored the Damianshof ForwardFarm, where Bayer representatives demonstrated sustainable farming and discussed plant breeding techniques to meet consumer demand.

Day One Events

  • Damianshof ForwardFarm Visit
    • Think Like a Farmer Hands-On Challenge
    • Introduction of Jackie Applegate and Interactive Tasting Experience

Day Two

Bayer leaders and industry experts came together to discuss how farmers around the world are pursuing sustainable solutions and new innovation to face their biggest challenges.

Day Two — Tuesday, October 1

Day Three

Bayer leaders and industry experts outlined the importance of protecting the environment while producing enough food for our growing population.

Day Three — Wednesday, October 2

2019 Featured Speakers


Konstantin Kockerols
2017 Youth Ag Summit Alum

Frank Sesno
Dean, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University

Sara Wyant
Founder and President, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

Speakers & Panelists

Miguel Altieri
Professor, University of California --Berkeley

Katie Brown
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition, National Dairy Council

Louis DeMaso
Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Lipman Farms

Dhanush Dinesh
Global Policy Engagement Manager, CCASF

John Dombrosky

Michael Dover
CEO, Martinagro S.A., President, CREA (Regional Consortium for Agricultural Experimentation)

Ebba Engstrom
Youth Ag Summit Alum, Sweden

Pam Johnson
Global Farmer Network Member, U.S. Farmer

Ralf Kelle
Vice President, Evonik

Patience Koku
CEO, Replenish Farms

Bill Liao
General Partner of SOSV and Founder of RebelBio

Rodrigo C.A. Lima
Partner, Agroicone

Ginya Truitt Nakata
Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean, International Potato Center

Okisegere Ojepat
CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya

Bernd Olligs
German farmer and member of the Bayer ForwardFarm network

Andrea Zorzetto
Youth Ag Summit Alum, Italy

Bayer Representatives

Jackie Applegate
Head of Vegetable Seeds & Environmental Science, Bayer

Dirk Backhaus
Head of Product Supply, Bayer

Matthias Berninger
Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Bayer AG

Liam Condon
President of the Crop Science Division, Bayer

Sam Eathington
Chief Science Officer, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer

Matheus Gueratto
Regional Marketing Segment Manager - Forestry & IVM of the Crop Science Division, Bayer

Andy Knepp
Head of Environmental Strategy & Industry Activation, Crop Science Division, Bayer

Klaus Kunz
Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship, Crop Science Division of Bayer

Everlyn Musyoka
Kenya Commercial Lead, Bayer

Bob Reiter
Head of Research & Development of the Crop Science Division, Bayer

Beth Roden
Head of Global Communications, Crop Science Division, Bayer

Stella Salvo
Head of Development & Deployment, Bayer

Frank Terhorst
Head of Crop Strategy and Portfolio Management, Bayer

Axel Trautwein
Head of R&D - Small Molecules, Bayer