I focus on DEKALB corn and Asgrow soybean seed sales. My work includes tasks like:
- training dealers and our sales team on new products and agronomics
- forecasting demand
- managing technical sales support & performance inquiries
- setting up field demonstration plots
- developing relationships with academics and third-party industry partners
I am willing to help teachers with background information on lesson content, visit a classroom, suggest possible field trips, and provide materials such as seeds, soybeans, oil, etc.
What is the benefit of collaboration between industry and education?
Collaboration between Monsanto and educators provides interaction between students and industry professionals. This can lead to a better understanding of student interests and future employment opportunities as well as unique learning environments that may not be otherwise possible in the traditional classroom setting.
What do teachers and students need to know about your industry?
Monsanto is a sustainable agriculture company. We deliver agricultural products that support farmers all around the world. We are focused on empowering farmers—large and small—to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy. We do this with our leading seed brands in crops like corn, cotton, oilseeds and fruits and vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers, which are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs. We strive to make our products available to farmers throughout the world by broadly licensing our seed and trait technologies to other companies. In addition to our seeds and traits business, we also manufacture Roundup® and other herbicides used by farmers, consumers and lawn-and-garden professionals. Monsanto could not exist without farmers. They are our customers—the lifeblood of our company. More important, they are the support system of the world’s economy, working day in and day out to feed, clothe and provide energy for our world.