James Blome is the President & CEO for Bayer CropScience, LP and the Head of Crop Protection for the North American region. Jim brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in agriculture and is located in the Crop Science division’s North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Outside of Bayer, Jim serves as Founding Chairman of the Board for US Farming and Ranching Foundation, the Chairman of Inocucor (USA and Canada) and the Vice-Chair of CropLife America.
Jim grew up on a family corn and soybean farm in Hubbard, Iowa and is a degreed agronomist from Iowa State University. He is the 2013 recipient of the Henry A. Wallace Award from Iowa State University for outstanding leadership and service to agriculture.