Dewayne L. Goldmon
Bayer Crop Sciences
- Goldmon works with human resources colleagues to increase the talent pool for the company, strengthen employee retention and improve relations with key stakeholders
- Agronomy (now crop science), University of Arkansas, Bumpers College (B.S. 1985; M.S. 1987); Agronomy, Iowa State University (Ph.D. 1991)
- DPC member since 2015
Q & A with Dewayne Goldmon
My original plan was to prepare myself for a farming career. That was later modified to be able to teach and do agricultural research, which was again modified to do research and development work in the agricultural chemical and seed industry.
What do you enjoy most about your job/career?
The interaction with our grower customers.
Something others may be surprised to learn about your field?
It’s a wide open area that involves a lot more than just “farming.”
Why do you serve Bumpers College through the DPC?
I think it’s a great way to help current students while getting updates on current trends in agriculture from the UA’s perspective. Another surprising benefit has been the connectivity with other ag industry professionals.
Something industry leaders and hiring managers should know about Bumpers College students?
Regardless of your background, it can well prepare you for a successful career in agriculture.
Something you and the DPC have accomplished you are proud of?
The travel around the state (i.e. the rotating “town halls”) to promote opportunities in the college were valuable.
If not in your current field, what might you be doing?
I’d be a full-time farmer.
Traveling and sports.