Agricultural Education

We want young people to understand science so that they can make informed decisions about global food security, the use of crop protection products and the benefits of biotechnology.
Agricultural Education
Learning should also be fun. We make science accessible to young people and hope that some will be inspired to pursue a career in it. We need enthusiastic and talented young scientists to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Cultivating enthusiasm

Cultivating enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is very much like a plant; it must be sown and cultivated, preferably as early as possible. At our Baylab plants student laboratory, our playful and entertaining scientific approach nurtures young people's interest and we hope that the seed of enthusiasm will grow into a strong tree. 

At Baylab plants, high-school students learn about natural phenomena through practical experiments. They discover the genetic information in a rice plant, learn how to convert rapeseed into biodiesel, and that even plants get stressed out.

Our Baylab plants laboratory in Monheim, Germany has space for up to 30 school students to conduct experiments on agricultural crops under the expert supervision of our experienced scientists. In 2009, it was chosen from among more than 2,000 entries as one of the 365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas, an initiative sponsored by the German government and industry.

Making knowledge grow

Jacob Onyschuk is very keen to participate in the conversation about how we are going to feed the world. He is a Youth Ambassador for 4-H, a youth development organization, and will be attending the Global Youth Ag-Summit entitled “Feeding a Hungry Planet", taking place in August 2013 in Alberta, Canada. He says, 'The opportunity to connect with peers, and tackle a very complex issue like this is very exciting.'

As a major sponsor of the event, we aim especially to bring different perspectives, ideas, standpoints and suggestions to the discussion. At Bayer CropScience we believe in the concept of cultivating ideas and answers.

Jacob will join 120 students from 20 countries. The students, aged between 18 and 25, will dedicate an entire week to the issue of global food supply. 'These young adults will have the chance of a lifetime to make a lasting contribution to agricultural challenges worldwide,' says Mike Nowosad, CEO of 4-H Canada.
Baylab plants
The Bayer student laboratories

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