Millennial Growers: Millennial grower Rob DeFauw pauses for a moment during a busy day at the K Ranch Farm in Geneseo, Illinois.
Millennial Growers: Syngenta rep Trent Rowland takes a call on his cellphone while standing next to a pallet of Syngenta products at CPS Crop Production Services in Sterling, Illinois.
Millennial Growers: Left to right: Grower Rob DeFauw and Syngenta rep Trent Rowland survey the progress of the harvest at the K Ranch Farm.
Millennial Growers: Grower Rob DeFauw fills a grain wagon with corn so that he can transport it to the grain elevator.
Seedcare Institute: This demonstration at the Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minnesota,
shows the value of seed treatments using rhizotrons. The wheat on the
left is grown from untreated seeds; the wheat on the right is grown from
seeds treated with CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals seed treatment
A Syngenta Seedcare formulation has many components as illustrated in
this image: The jar in the forefront contains CruiserMaxx Vibrance,
while the remaining jars contain other active and inert ingredients.
Seedcare Institute: A supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) computer system helps
control all operations at the new Seedcare Institute.
Seedcare Institute: Joe Kuznia, Seedcare platform specialist, is evaluating product
viscosity using a viscometer.
Seedcare Institute: Christophe Lupfer, Seedcare application lead, evaluates dust-off from
treated seeds in the quality assurance lab.
Seedcare Institute: The team at the Syngenta Seedcare Institute in Stanton—including Kuznia
(left), a 21-year Syngenta veteran, and Seedcare Platform Specialist
Wanderson Oliveira (right), who joined Syngenta in 2016—represent
multiple generations, cultures and experiences.
Shelby Watson Hampton’s family includes (back row, from left) Trent Watson, Rusty Watson, Bob White, Wade Hampton; (middle row, from left) Rosa Suarez, Beth Watson, Susan Watson White, Shirley Watson, Shelby Watson Hampton, Sydney Hardy, Connie Watson Garner; (seated on crates, from left) Lynn Watson, Robert Watson; (seated on grass, from left) Patsy Suarez, Gio Suarez, Wendy Suarez.
From left to right: Susan Watson White and Bob White proudly show off
the wines produced on the family farm while standing in the wine cellar,
a room in one of the barns that was once a stripping room for preparing
tobacco for market.
Shelby Watson Hampton prepares for the evening feeding as Pumpkin, the
horse, and Bubba, the goat, look on.
#RootedinAg Winner: Bubba, the goat, checks out Shelby Watson Hampton’s new tablet from
Syngenta, which she won in the #RootedinAg contest.
#RootedinAg Winner: Shelby Watson Hampton and Wade Hampton walk through the farm’s vineyard
along the same path they walked on their wedding day in 2014.
From left to right: Shelby Watson Hampton and Susan Watson work together
in the vineyard.
From left to right: Trent Watson, Shelby Watson Hampton, Beth Watson and Rusty Watson enjoy some time together on their family farm.
Shirley Watson (center on bench) is surrounded by her four children
(from left) Susan Watson White, Rusty Watson, Robert Watson and Connie
Trade With Cuba: The Agrarian University of Havana offers a wide selection of degrees
including veterinary medicine, ag engineering, agronomy and education.
Trade With Cuba: The Agro Mercado 19yB in Havana is a bustling market with fresh fruit,
vegetables, meat and flowers.
Trade With Cuba: Old car enthusiasts will enjoy seeing and riding in the restored 1950s
cars that dominate the taxi business in Cuba.
Trade With Cuba: A sunrise presents a flattering view of Havana’s crumbling sugar
mansions and new construction along the city's Malecon roadway and seawall.
Trade With Cuba: In a business section of downtown Havana, workers and tourists take
advantage of the rare internet and cellphone signals.
Trade With Cuba: Cuba’s Ministry of Agriculture, housed in Havana, is one of the country’s
largest employers with 1 million Cubans on its payroll.