Monthly Archives: September 2012

Agriculture Evolves

Countless advances in science, technology and legislation over the past half-century have ensured smarter, safer, more environmentally-conscious applications of crop protection products. Those advances allow farmers to provide the produce we rely on every day, from the grocery store to … Continue reading

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Here’s to our Graduates!

Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who participated in the Masters in Modern Agriculture program and earned their degrees! We are so pleased by the responses to the Tell Me More challenge. Individuals from across the country submitted essays that … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Yunlian

Question: What do you think is the biggest public misconception about agriculture? How would you help to fix it? The biggest public misconception is that people think it is simple and easy to grow food. They want to spend less … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Larry

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? The heart and soul of modern agriculture is the American Farmer, who relies on chemicals to effectively control insects, nematodes, weeds, fungus and other pests that reduce yields or can … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Chris

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? I am a Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Insect Resistance Management with the bioscience group.  On the surface, the job title looks like it has nothing to do with supporting … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Trey

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? I have been active in the agricultural community since 1993, and my current title is senior procurement specialist. My division is responsible for the Seed Crop Portfolio  which is currently … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Erica

Question: How does your job support modern agriculture in America? Today, agriculture in America no longer consists of simply harvesting a crop and then choosing or purchasing the best seed to begin next year. Today, farmers have to consider the … Continue reading

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Testimonial: Tina

Question: What do you think is the biggest public misconception about agriculture? Fear is a highly motivating human emotion, causing people to make decisions not necessarily based on knowledge, but rather on feelings. Fear is not always rational and can … Continue reading

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