About “Beyond the Rows”

Beyond the Rows is a Monsanto Company blog focused on one of the world’s most important industries, agriculture. Monsanto employees write about Monsanto’s business, the agriculture industry, and the farmer.
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Meet the Bloggers: Helping Farmers Connect with Others

My goal for blogging is pretty easy: to highlight farmers’ stories and stories about agriculture.

I think I bring a different perspective to this, as I didn’t grow up on a farm. As I mentioned in a previous post, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been on a farm. I hope blogging allows me to get out of the office a couple days each month and to interact with farmers and others in ag industries. For example, I hope to have a report from a visit to a central Illinois farm in two weeks, and during the winter, I hope to take advantage of St. Louis’ proximity to the river and farm communities to report on river transportation and check out a grain elevator.

While those types of stories may be all-too-familiar to farmers, they aren’t to the general public. And that’s where I think we can have some fun with the blog: helping farmers connect their stories to non-aggies through posts, audio, photos and video.

So I hope to provide some interesting stories along the way (I’ll know by the blog hits if I’m succeeding!). If you have any ideas you’d like to see us cover, let me know by responding to this post or dropping a line on Twitter at @n_web. You also can send suggestions to monsanto.blog@monsanto.com

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