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Bayer CropScience Announces Winners of HBK Seed Fast Track Sweepstakes

North Carolina Growers Receive Race Car Driving Experience

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two North Carolina soybean growers are winners of the HBK® Seed Fast Track Sweepstakes, Bayer CropScience announced today.

Ricky Bunn of Zebulon, N.C., and Stephen Lilley of Williamston, N.C., each won a Richard Petty Driving Experience for them and a guest at one of four race tracks. The winners' prize package for two also includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, food and beverage allowance, and airport, hotel and track transfer allowance.

"It is rather appropriate that two North Carolina soybean growers from the heart of stock car racing country are the winners of the HBK Fast Track Sweepstakes," said Bayer CropScience Senior Technical Sales Specialist Berry Lewis, who is the sales representative for Lilley.

"I am excited to experience the speed of a stock car for the first time," said Lilley, who farms 600 acres of soybeans, corn, cotton, sage and peanuts around the Williamston area and has been a long-time customer of Bayer CropScience products, including Liberty® herbicide and FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton seed.

"I decided to try my luck," said Bunn on why he entered the sweepstakes. "The chance to drive a race car is the most exciting thing to me. I have never driven one, but I have always wanted to."

Bunn operates K & E Farms, a 1,200-acre tobacco, soybean and wheat farm, and has been using Bayer CropScience products for six years. "The products and seed have always performed well for me," said Bunn, who uses Belt® insecticide, Liberty herbicide and HBK Seed on his operation.

For 2014, Bayer CropScience offers growers 12 broadly adapted HBK Seed varieties, including six LibertyLink® varieties, that cover Maturity Groups 4, 5 and 7 for the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions.

"Growers now have more choices to select the HBK soybean variety that best fits their specific growing conditions," said Scott Suddreth, Bayer field sales representative in Bunn's area. "The local commitment of the HBK Seed breeding program and service, combined with world-class Bayer CropScience trait research and expertise, provides growers with technology solutions to manage their operational risks."

Growers can get more information about high-performing HBK Seed soybean varieties from the new Variety Selector Tool™ app. This easy-to-use digital tool enables growers to review up-to-date HBK Seed information along with valuable soybean knowledge from local growers, consultants, university Extension and Bayer agronomic experts. The Variety Selector Tool is available for iPad users on the Apple App Store.

For additional HBK Seed information,  visit, contact your local HBK retailer or a local Bayer representative, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937). For product information on LibertyLink and Liberty application or to reference technical information and recommended best management practices, growers should visit the LibertyLink page on

Bayer CropScience Twitter Page:

  • 2 NC soybean growers are HBK Fast Track Sweepstakes Winners #HBKSeed #HBKFastTrackSweepstakes
  • 2 NC soybean growers to get a ride of a lifetime after winning HBK Fast Track Sweepstakes #HBKSeed #HBKFastTrackSweepstakes

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,819 million (2013) and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


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