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FFA Week: Cultivating Corn for the Future Featured Article

It’s National FFA Week, and recently, Monsanto welcomed 75 State FFA Officers from the U.S. into one of its facilities outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. As part of the visit, the State Officers learned about the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) program. The program is a public-private partnership dedicated to increasing food security in Sub-Saharan Africa through the development and distribution of drought-tolerant and insect-resistant maize seed. Taylor Green is one of the State Officers who participated in the visit.

Cultivating Corn for the Future

By Taylor Green

The need to produce more food for more people is … Full Article »

How the FFA has Impacted Monsanto Employees

Elizabeth McKillip, daughter of Monsanto employee Brian McKillip, is raising her lamb, Speckles, for an FFA competition later this summer. Elizabeth is a current member of the Muscatine FFA Chapter, and Brian is an alum of the same chapter.

National FFA Week is upon us, and it’s a great time to celebrate the contributions that past members have made and current students are making. At Monsanto, we have hundreds of employees who are FFA alumni. This week, I spoke with four Monsanto employees about their FFA experiences and how the organization has had a lasting impact on their … Full Article »