10:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

The headquarters of Monsanto, near St. Louis, Mo. Monsanto is the world's largest seed supplier.
Juliette Michel AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:08 am

As I scrolled through tweets about a panel on agricultural entrepreneurs at the SXSW Eco conference earlier this month, one caught my eye. The sender was Vance Crowe, Monsanto's director of millennial engagement.

Corporate America is currently caught up in a torrid infatuation with millennials, who befuddle and torment the companies who want their dollars.

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12:36 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

MSU's Tony Brannon to Receive Award for Contribution to Agriculture Education

Credit Murray State University

The dean of the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is being recognized by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  

MSU’s Tony Brannon will receive the Outstanding Service Citation award at the 2014 NAAE convention in Nashville next month.  

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Morning Cram
8:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [seed wars edition]

From NPR: An Indiana farmer looking for cheap soybean seeds for a second, smaller harvest has been taken to the Supreme Court by the largest seed company, Monsanto. 75-year-old Vernon Hugh Bowman signed a contract with the seed giant to not save and replant any of his harvest.

Monsanto wants to be his sole provider, but their seeds are “Roundup Ready” and more expensive, especially for a small second planting. Bowman bought a motley of seeds from his neighbors for his second harvest thinking Monsanto wouldn’t care. Boy, was he wrong.

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