In January, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley was the inaugural speaker in the new Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at Kansas State University. Here, he talks with K-State Radio Network’s Eric Atkinson on meeting world food demand in the coming decades, the role of biotechnology, and the importance of company / university partnerships.
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By Sarah Battenfield
Kansas State University
Wheat farming and cattle ranching are my family’s business. Some of my first memories involve going to our wheat field in Oklahoma and riding the combine with my dad. From a very early age, I helped my grandmother cook for the harvesters in the field, and as soon as I could reach the pedals, I helped move equipment and operated tractors and combines.
My father wanted me to go to college and pursue any other career because, honestly, farming is hard. He told me to remember the hard days of manual labor, … Full Article »