Program Inauguration endowed UGent Chair ’Bayer ForwardFarming’

(31-05-2017)

PROGRAM

16h - Importance of a close collaboration between academics & industry - Anne De Paepe, Vice-Chancellor of Ghent University

16h15 - Keynote Speech - Philippe De Backer, member of the European Parliament     

16h35 - Why innovation is key in sustainable agriculture - Adrian Percy, Head of Innovation Crop Science, Bayer           

16h50 - Digital Farming: trends and expectations - Tobias Menne, Head of Digital Farming Crop Science, Bayer     

17h05 - Aspirations & goals for the endowed chair - Marc Van Meirvenne, dean of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University  

17h20 - Conclusions and discussion with guests - Marc Sneyders, Head of sustainable operations Crop Science, Bayer BE

18h - Walking dinner