Hawaii robotic teams compete in FIRST championship in St. Louis

At our company’s hometown this week, we’re excited to see thousands of amazing students – together with their robots – gathering at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis for the 2016 FIRST Championship.

Globally, more than 400,000 students – together with professional mentors and educators – participate in FIRST’s educational programs, learning to research and build competitive robots. For students, educational robotics is more than just fun; it helps them develop valuable career skills including teamwork, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and gracious professionalism.

At Monsanto, we are humbled and proud to have supported educational robotics in Hawaii for the past decade. New technologies – including robotics – play a vital, daily role in modern agriculture, helping the agriculture community to feed, clothe and fuel today’s society in more efficient, sustainable and humanitarian ways.

You can learn more about robotics in agriculture and at our farms here in Hawaii. We offer open houses and free farm tours.

Best wishes to all of the robotics teams at the FIRST Championship!