FAQ

Where does Monsanto operate in Hawaii?

Monsanto Hawaii has operations on Oahu, Maui and Molokai.

What does Monsanto do in Hawaii?

Monsanto’s operations in Hawaii are agricultural farms that play an important role in developing new varieties of crops, both conventional and biotech. Our products offer enhanced plant qualities, such as drought tolerance and improved resistance to disease and pests.

How many employees does Monsanto have in Hawaii?

Monsanto Hawaii employs more than 1,000 residents, statewide, including over 700 full-time employees and 325 seasonal workers.

Monsanto Hawaii employs many people living in rural areas of our islands who do not participate in the tourism industry. Many of our jobs are high paying, technical positions that provide opportunities for local college graduates to remain in Hawaii and pursue successful careers.

Where can I learn more about Monsanto’s global operations?

Monsanto is a global company, operating in 66 countries around the world in addition to the United States in order to deliver agricultural solutions and products to farmer all around the world.

To learn more about what we do outside of Hawaii, visit Monsanto.com.

Where can I learn more about bioengineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?

For those interested in learning more about bioengineering and genetically modified organisms, GMOAnswers.com is an excellent resource that answers questions submitted by the public in an effort to promote dialogue on the topic and build understanding.

How does Monsanto contribute to Hawaii's communities?

Monsanto Hawaii supports education for children and adults; encourages the development of safe, healthy, diverse, livable communities; supports the environment and preservation of local natural resources; and sponsors local programs that promote greater understanding and appreciation of Hawaii’s culture and heritage.

To learn more ways in which Monsanto Hawaii contributes to the community, please visit our Community page.

What conservation methods does Monsanto have in place to protect the environment?

Here at Monsanto Hawaii, we live by our three point vision - produce more, conserve more and improve lives. But it isn’t just a vision. It’s the heart of our business. Whether that is through our work in the field with local farmers, or in our island communities, it is core to our operations and is a priority for how we steward our business every day. Monsanto’s conservation efforts include using a drip irrigation method, recycled water, crop cover and conservation tillage.

To learn more about our conservation efforts, please visit our Conservation page.

I have questions about Monsanto. How can I contact the company?

Monsanto Hawaii is committed to fostering dialogue and we encourage you to contact us with questions regarding our operations and community outreach in the State of Hawaii. We believe true partnerships happen when both sides listen and encourage an environment of education. That’s why we participate in local events, give community presentations and offer tours of our facilities.

Contact us with questions or comments by filling out the form on our Contact page. We will select one question each week and post our response on this site.