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Inbred Seed Corn Production 101

Last summer I worked at one of our commercial, hybrid seed-corn production sites in Illinois. During that time, I learned all about how the hybrid corn seeds farmers plant are produced. Since then, I accepted a new role in Iowa… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Ashton, Hello Williamsburg

Exactly two years ago, on Martin Luther King Day, I started my new job with Monsanto in Ashton, Illinois. In about an hour, Ashton will be in my rear-view mirror as I make the drive to Williamsburg, Iowa to start… Continue Reading →

Soybean Seed Production 101

My first role at Monsanto was as a Production Associate at a soybean seed production facility. This was an entry-level management position with responsibilities that included overseeing our in-house quality lab, performing quality tests, managing data, field inspecting, and product stewardship. That’s… Continue Reading →

What it’s like telling people I work for Monsanto

So, where do you work? This is one of the most common questions we all get asked when catching up with old friends or partaking in small talk with strangers. Some people might think being asked this question would bring… Continue Reading →

Monsanto Gives Back

When I was a student at Texas A&M, The Big Event was one of my favorite traditions to participate in. It’s recognized as the largest student-run, one-day community service project in the nation! On one day each spring, the Aggies go… Continue Reading →

How they got a Texan to leave Texas

Morals My friends affectionately refer to me as “Morals.” I’m often consulted if they find themselves faced with a decision requiring a steadfast moral compass. Therefore, it came as a surprise to some people when I accepted a job offer from Monsanto… Continue Reading →

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