Executive Speeches and Presentations

November 3, 2010: Hugh Grants Speaks at the 2010 Business Social Responsibility (BSR) Conference
Speaking to about 1,000 people attending the conference in New York City, Grant discusses agriculture's role in the middle of the very lively debate about caring for a growing global population. With the increasing need for food, fuel and fiber, coupled with finite land and water, the overriding question becomes "how you do more with less,” he said.

July 20, 2010 Jerry Steiner Speaks to Congress about the Feed the Future Initiative
Jerry Steiner, Monsanto’s EVP of sustainability and corporate affairs, spoke before a Congressional committee about a new government initiative, Feed the Future, designed to address the root causes of hunger and encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors in addressing hunger issues.

April 2010 Monsanto Executives Speak at Fortune's Brainstorm: GREEN Conference
Brian O'Keefe, senior editor of Fortune, interviews Hugh Grant, Monsanto president and CEO, about "The Food Dilemma" and what agricultural breakthroughs offer the best hope to feed a rapidly growing population that will strain the world’s food supply.

Jerry Steiner, Monsanto EVP of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, participates on a panel titled "Nine Billion People -- Business Opportunity or Armageddon?" moderated by Poppy Harlow, anchor of CNNMoney.com.

September 22, 2009 Hugh Grant speaks at the Global Harvest Initiative Symposium
Bill Lesher of the Global Harvest Initiative moderates a discussion titled “The Alternative Future – Enhanced Innovation and Productivity Meeting the Challenges.” The panel consisted of: Patricia Woertz, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company; Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont; Samuel Allen, CEO of John Deere; and Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto.

July 3, 2009 Hugh Grant speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival
James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, interviews Hugh Grant, Monsanto president and CEO; David Tilman, regents' professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota and director of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve; Jason Clay, senior vice president of markets at the World Wildlife Fund; and Henrietta Holsman Fore, chairman and CEO of Holsman International at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado for a panel discussion titled "Billions to be Served: Balancing the Needs of the Planet and its People."

October 29, 2008 Leadership in Turbulent Times
Remarks by Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO of Monsanto Company, at the Towers Perrin Human Resources Roundtable.

October 6, 2008 Hugh Grant speaks on the impact of GM crops on health
Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO of Monsanto Company, is interviewed by E&E TV on GM crops and global food issues.

September 22, 2008 Hugh Grant speaks at Google’s Zeitgeist conference
Larry Brilliant, executive director of Google.org, interviews Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO of Monsanto; Michael Pollan, knight professor of journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism; and Sonal Shah, director of global development initiatives at Google.org.

June 9, 2008 Hugh Grant addresses Monsanto’s commitments to produce more and conserve more
Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant speaks at the Seminar on the Future of Agriculture at Columbia University.

October 18, 2007 Beyond Food and Fuel, The Role of 21st Century Agriculture
Keynote Address – Delivered by Hugh Grant, Monsanto Company at the Opening Session of The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa

July 2007 Food and Agriculture Industries Can Work Together in The Search for New and Improved Oils
Remarks by David Stark,Vice President, Consumer Traits, at the International Corporate Chefs Association Meeting.

May 5, 2007 Agriculture and the Hungry/Thirsty/Needy Puzzle
Remarks by Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s Chairman and CEO, at the Washington University McDonnell Scholars Program on Energy and the Environment.

Jan. 8, 2007 The Changing Landscape of American Agriculture
Remarks by Cheryl Morley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.

Nov. 1, 2006 Sabina Xhosa and the New Shoes: Introducing Technologies into Developing Countries
Remarks by Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s Chairman and CEO, at the 2006 IBM Lecture at Westminster College, Fulton, MO

Jan. 9, 2006 What Should An Agricultural Company Do for Agriculture?
Remarks by Carl Casale, Executive Vice President, at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.

Dec. 15, 2005 Interview with Panorama Magazine (translated from the Italian)
Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s Chairman and CEO, is interviewed by the Italian magazine Panorama.

Nov. 11, 2005 Remarks at the Co-Bank CEO Agribusiness Conference
Remarks by Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s Chairman and CEO, at the Co-Bank CEO Agribusiness Conference.