Aaron Crawford, PhD, Bayer Crop Science
Indoor Ag-Conversations Speaker Dr. Aaron Crawford is the Global Product Manager for Brassica and Leafy crops at Bayer Crop Science. In this role, he works with growers and customers globally to better understand current and future needs to ensure that internal resources are aligned to meet future agricultural needs. Indoor Agriculture is an intense area of focus, where Bayer is leveraging molecular breeding techniques to improve marketable yield, disease resistance and overall quality – while simultaneously reducing resource requirements.
Aaron has a long-term interest in plant-based nutrients, and how phytonutrients and diet are related to improving health and reducing the risk of disease. He has led multiple projects to improve the nutritional quality of plants, and has led teams that focus on commercializing products with improved nutritional plant-based profiles. He has multiple patents and publications in this area.
Prior to working at Bayer, Aaron led product development teams in the nutritional supplement industry; worked in the pharmaceutical industry on neurodegenerative disorders; and was a Professor of Biology at distinguished liberal arts colleges. He has a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, where his focus was understanding the molecular signals that cells use to communicate.