“Views From the Farm” Video Series: Part 2

Here at Monsanto Hawaii, we’re part of a global community that shares a common vision: improving agriculture, improving lives. We work daily to help farmers tackle some of their toughest problems – like insect damage and drought – and gain real benefits, such as higher yields and a softer environmental footprint. We believe that it is vitally important for our community, lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders to recognize that biotechnology is a tool embraced by farmers, big and small, all over the country.

In the spring of 2013, five farmers from across the United States, including Maryland, Oregon, Illinois and Iowa, visited Hawaii as part of the inaugural “Views From the Farm” essay contest to share their perspectives on modern day farming and how the use of biotechnology has benefited their farms and their families. The visit was sponsored by our local partners and fellow farmers, the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA).

Please enjoy Part 2 of 5 in this series. We will be posting a new video each week on Monsanto Hawaii.

Part 2: Family: "We think about how will we pass this land on to our children. The decisions we make, both ecologically and financially, tend to go hand-in-hand." Farmer Rachel Bina of Bina Seed Farm in Lankin, Maryland, discusses how her family embraces new tools to ensure the longevity of their farm.