Monsanto Philippines recently received a warm welcome from 866 university students who attended its briefing on sustainability, food, partnerships and career building.
Monsanto recently conducted a seminar on ‘Monsanto,& the Work that We Do’ at the Mindanao State University (MSU) which was attended not only by the students but also by most of the faculty members of the University’s College of Agriculture. The Monsanto Philippines Team of Cherie Ocampo , Human Resources Lead; Gabby Romero, Regulatory Affairs Lead; Jorgen Abellera, Corn Breeder and Plant Pathology Lead for Asia Pacific and Chat Ocampo, Corporate Engagement Lead exchanged perspectives with MSU students … Full Article »
Most people in North America are more than three generations removed from the farm. Ag in the Classroom (AITC) and the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture implemented a creative program to provide elementary students with a better understanding of where their food originates. Last year, 350 students in Yorkton, Canada, learned how to truly make a pizza from scratch through the Pizza Farm program, hosted by Monsanto.
During third grade, as part of the curriculum with AITC, students visit the farm in June to plant all of the ingredients used to make a pizza, including wheat, tomatoes, peppers, onions, … Full Article »
By Natalie DiNicola
Sustainability and Partnerships
I am a mother, a cyclist, a scientist and a Monsanto employee. I care about my family and friends, my community, and the environment. I care about alleviating hunger both abroad and here at home in the United States, and this is why I am excited about what we’re doing here at Monsanto. And I’m eager for people to know more about our collaborations and work, and to learn about ways we can do more to make a positive impact.
I believe that an open conversation is needed surrounding food and agriculture. At Monsanto, we are committed … Full Article »
By Sean Battles
Forget baseball. Fantasy farming was the great pastime for Illinois FFA students this past spring.
The Fantasy Farming Challenge, sponsored by the Monsanto Learning Center in Monmouth, IL, introduced students to real-life crop production principles. Troy Coziahr, Learning Center Manager and former ag teacher, developed the contest in which students made all of the tough decisions on their plots – from choosing which product to plant, to deciding whether to use inputs like insecticide or fungicide, to determining the width of the rows. Just like a farmer does.
“It was an opportunity for students to … Full Article »
By Nick Weber
Corporate Web Team
When National FFA Convention rolls around, many chapters travel through St. Louis on their way to the host city. Monsanto opens its doors at our two campuses and hosts the chapters for tours. On Tuesday, on their way to the convention in Louisville, Ky., chapters from Kansas and Colorado visited, and we asked them, “What are you looking forward to most at National FFA Convention?”
Here are their responses:
“This will be my third year going. In the past, I have had the opportunity to meet many mentors from across the U.S. I have … Full Article »
Dave Tometich shows a student how to load a planter on the Muscatine Ag Learning center farm.
Most farmers don’t have to worry about getting the crops in and making time for their algebra homework but at the Muscatine Ag Learning center in Muscatine, IA, the students face that very time crunch.
The Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center is a unique center that serves Muscatine High School and the community college. High school students in the agriculture program, the majority of which live in an urban environment, get hands on experience running the farm and in some cases, college … Full Article »