First-ever Dinner Is Grown event brought together farmer, media and consumer voices

Recapping topics from the inaugural Farm To Table event

On May 2, at an intimate dinner on an old dairy farm, Paul Rea, SVP of Agricultural Solutions North America, hosted farmers, media and consumer voices for an engaging discussion about the challenges of modern farming and agriculture. The dinner was prepared with local ingredients supplied in part by the farmers in attendance, including sweet potatoes and strawberries from Leggett Farming Partnership.


The dinner table was the perfect setting to dive into the challenges of putting dinner on American tables and hear directly from farmers who make this happen. Guests, including an editor of Parents Magazine and a registered dietician, asked questions about what farmers feed their own kids, why biotechnology, crop protection,  and stewardship of their land may be important to their operation and how they evolve their farming practices to keep the operation sustainable for future generations. Each person walked away having learned something new about the agriculture industry that will impact their future actions.


Read Paul Rea's perspective on the event and conversations surrounding ag in this article.


For more on BASF’s support of agriculture through innovation, crop protection, food safety and sustainability, visit the Farming & Crop Protection Resource Page.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work — for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.


About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at