Spotlight: Sustainability

  • Tuesday March 25, 2014

    On March 25, Monsanto celebrates National Ag Day—a program organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), developed to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, farmers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

  • Monday January 27, 2014

    What could Monsanto achieve if all its employees felt empowered to drive a sustainability project with regard to their work?

    That was the question asked by Gabriela Burian, director of sustainable agriculture ecosystems, during a discussion of a new program developed precisely to give employees that opportunity.

  • Tuesday November 26, 2013

    The Seeds of Tomorrow project, organized by Houweling’s Tomatoes, recently completed its goal of opening a greenhouse to feed children in the underprivileged village of Tactic, Guatemala. The greenhouse will help to provide a source of nutrition for local school children and knowledge about farming best-practices to local farmers.

    Working with Houweling’s Tomatoes, Damian Solomon, a DeRuiter sales representative, guided Monsanto to a multi-year seed donation commitment for the greenhouse, which

  • Wednesday October 16, 2013

    Today five panelists, including World Food Prize laureate and Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley, gave their perspectives on climate change and its impact on farmers and feeding the world at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. The panel, "Feeding a Growing World in the Face of Climate Variability," was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.

    Fraley delivered remarks centered on how Monsanto is adapting its business to help the world's

  • Tuesday October 15, 2013

    A lot has improved for farmers and consumers since 1983--the year Dr. Robert Fraley first revealed research that he and others at Monsanto had genetically modified a plant. This infographic provides a snapshot of a few things that have improved over the past 30 years. 

  • Wednesday September 11, 2013

    From September 10-12, Monsanto employees are visiting with farmers and ranchers at the Husker Harvest Days farm show in Grand Island, Neb., one of the nation’s premier working farm shows featuring the latest products, services, information and practices in agriculture.

    “As the 2013 harvest season draws near, this is a tremendous opportunity to share our unique benefits as Monsanto seed brands and licensees,” said Scott Keetle, Monsanto geographic marketing manager.  “Farmers in Nebraska

  • Wednesday August 14, 2013

    Nearly 30 children participated in the “Mi primera huerta” (My First Veggie Farm) classes, sponsored by Monsanto Chile, during winter break last month in Santiago, Chile. The workshop featured Karina Trujillo, a Seminis agronomist, who taught the children about the importance of fruits and vegetables and provided an explanation of seedlings in a fun and playful manner.

    The children, who are between 5 and 10 years old, attended the two classes held in Vida Parque at the Parque Araucano

  • Tuesday July 16, 2013
    On July 9-10, approximately 275 people attended the Conservation Technology Information Center’s (CTIC) annual Conservation in Action Tour in central Illinois. The tour was themed “Community 4 Conservation” and featured farm visits, covering practices focused on soil health, nutrient management and drainage water management.
  • Thursday July 11, 2013

    Monsanto Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center Manager Chandler Mazour has been appointed to serve on the Water Funding Task Force in Nebraska. Gov. Dave Heineman selected Mazour and 10 other people as part of the new task force “created to make recommendations to the (Nebraska) Legislature for a strategic plan that prioritizes (water) programs, projects, and activities in need of funding,” according to a release issued by the Governor’s office.