The Farm Progress Show – one of U.S. agriculture’s “big events” – was held this year in Boone, Iowa, and Monsanto had a lot of news to announce.
Grow Rural Education
Some 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will invest $2.3 million in rural schools across the United States during the 2012-2013 school year.
Weed Manager Plus Mobile Applications
Farmers can now rely on a new mobile application to support effective weed management, particularly of tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Weed Manager PLUS, launched at this year’s Farm Progress® Show, is the latest tool added to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS™ Weed Management Solutions platform.
New AgTools from Asgrow, Dekalb and Deltapine
The Asgrow®, DEKALB® and Deltapine® brands are launching an exciting lineup of free agTools to help farmers get more yield potential from technology. Unveiled at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, these tools include a suite of mobile applications that deliver commodities, weather radar maps, exclusive agronomic information, industry news, grain elevator pricing and more to farmers’ tablets and smartphones.
Ag Precision has a report, “Monsanto Connects the Dots on IFS at Farm progress Show,” that provides additional information on the company’s presentation on Integrated Farming Services.
Dekalb 100th Anniversary Bike
And the company announced the winning bidder for the Dekalb 100th anniversary bike, designed by Paul Jr. Designs.