Crops, innovation, and combines – oh my!

By Brandie Piper

Published Sept. 3, 2015 on MonsantoBlog.com.

I started my job at Monsanto four months ago. I came here from TV news, with no background in agriculture. I’ve learned a lot over the last few months, but my knowledge bank increased exponentially when I went to the 2015 Farm Progress Show.

Held each year in the Midwest, the Farm Progress Show is where agricultural companies set up booths and showcase the latest and greatest in farm innovations and demonstrate it for more than 100,000 farmers and agriculture students. It’s kind of like the Detroit Auto Show for farming.

So, on Tuesday morning I packed up a bag of snacks, grabbed some coffee, and headed out with my boss, Nick, for a two-hour car ride to Decatur, Illinois.

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