A Texan’s Guide to the Midwest

Despite our best efforts, sometimes the Universe has other plans for us and a Texan might find themselves having to relocate out of our great state. As devastating as that might seem, since moving to the Midwest I’ve learned that it’s definitely possible to find happiness in other places! That’s not to say the adjustment won’t take some time, Read More …

Meeting the Midwest and a deadly tornado

Mother Nature can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask any farmer or family who has had their life turned upside-down by a natural disaster. She has the power to contribute to a bountiful harvest or to completely devastate an entire crop and destroy homes for miles. This time last year I Read More …

MY TAKE: Labeling GMOs & our right to know

Let’s Talk Labeling One of the hottest topics surrounding the food industry right now is whether or not foods containing ingredients derived from GMOs (genetically modified organisms) should require a mandatory label. In general, those that are pushing for mandatory GMO labeling don’t believe there’s enough evidence proving their safety and, therefore, consumers have a right Read More …

What it’s like telling people I work for Monsanto

So, where do you work? This is one of the most common questions we’ve all been asked when catching up with old friends or partaking in small talk with strangers. Some people might think that being asked this question would bring me a sense of dread or anxiety because of the fierce controversy that surrounds Read More …

Monsanto Gives Back Day

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 out into the Bryan-College Station community and perform various jobs for the residents as a Read More …

Howdy!

Today marks the inception of this blog and the one year anniversary of this born-and-raised Texan moving to the Midwest! I came to the Midwest after graduating from Texas A&M University when I accepted a job offer with Monsanto. With no previous experience in row crop production, the past year has been quite the learning curve! I Read More …