The new $16 million, 100,000-square-foot research facility will be Bayer’s focal point for its global cotton business operations and research efforts.
WHAT: Ribbon cutting of the new Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2)
WHERE: Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center, 3316 Ninth St. (north side of Marsha Sharp Freeway)
WHO: A ribbon cutting will be held for the opening of the new Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center, a $16 million, 100,000-square-foot facility that will host the company's global cotton business operations and facilities, including laboratories and a 50,000-square-foot greenhouse supporting its cotton, soybean and canola research.
The opening of the Seeds Innovation Center is another significant milestone in the long-term collaboration between Texas Tech and Bayer CropScience. One of the nation's leading agricultural research companies, Bayer CropScience is dedicated to improving yields, protecting crops from disease and pests and maintaining a healthy environment through innovative solutions.
The Bayer CropScience Seeds Innovation Center is dedicated to enhancing and ensuring the growth of the cotton industry through various products and solutions. Lubbock serves as Bayer's global cottonseed headquarters. Among the Bayer facilities around Lubbock are a seed processing plant and seed warehouse, quality control and research and development laboratories and a cotton breeding station.
- Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan
- Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis
- Bayer CropScience president and CEO Jim Blome
- Bayer CropScience global head of seeds Frank Terhorst
- Bayer CropScience global head of R&D Adrian Percy
- State Sen. Charles Perry
After the ribbon cutting, VIP, media and public tours of the new facility will be available.
CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4129 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeff Donald, external communications, Bayer CropScience, (919) 518-4234 or email@example.com.