Monsanto Employees and Families Enjoy “A Day on the Farm”

Monsanto Hawaii invited its employees and their friends and families to experience “A Day on the Farm” on Saturday, Aug. 23. The fun-filled, educational event welcomed nearly 500 participants to Monsanto’s Kunia farm.

Attendees learned more about agriculture and Monsanto Hawaii by visiting educational displays on: the history of agriculture and farming; Hawaii’s papaya industry, including samples from Kamiya Farms; common foods and products derived through biotechnology; and food safety. A demonstration plot was also on display to show how corn has evolved and where the locally grown seed goes from Hawaii. Visitors could also climb aboard large farm tractors, plant their own vegetables to take home, and enjoy a delicious plate lunch.

“‘A Day on the Farm’ offered an opportunity for us to share first-hand experiences, answer questions, and have open dialogue about what we do,” said John Purcell, Monsanto’s Hawaii business and technology lead and senior science fellow. “We appreciate everyone bringing their friends and family out to Kunia to learn more about our company and our role in the agricultural community.”