Full Name
Edwin Benkert
Job Title
Bayer Crop Science
Speaker Bio
Edwin Benkert is a Seed and Trait Technology Development Representative (TDR) for Bayer Crop Science covering Southwest Iowa. As a TDR, Edwin is responsible for conducting research trials on pre-commercial products and works with agronomists to provide technical product support to Bayer sales teams and their customers. Edwin is originally from Michigan and grew up on a farm that grew corn, soybeans, wheat, and sugarbeets; and raised beef cattle and hogs. Prior to joining Bayer, Edwin obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Albion College, and a PhD in Entomology from the University of Minnesota where his focus was on corn rootworm Bt resistance and management.