College of ACES Dean Robert Hauser said, "It would not be possible without the generosity of Monsanto and others who recognize the importance of informing students, the private sector, policy makers, and the public in general --  here and worldwide -- about the role of agriculture in addressing many of society's most pressing issues."  

"The rising importance of new media channels combined with the rapidly changing agriculture landscape indicates it is more important than ever that we talk about ag in ways consumers want to hear about it," said Tami Craig Schilling, vice president of technology communications for Monsanto.

"The University of Illinois is taking a positive step toward strengthening an already strong media and agriculture communications program and helping all those in agriculture become more effective at sharing their story."  FG


—From University of Illinois news release