Monsanto Scholarships Announced

The Institute, in cooperation with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Monsanto Company announced today a $500,000 grant to train the next generation of plant breeding professionals with skills in analytics. The Monsanto Scholarships in Advanced Analytics will be awarded to six degree candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) program beginning in 2012. “Encouraging and enabling the development of future plant breeders is and will continue to be an integral part of making agriculture more productive,” said Sam Eathington, Monsanto VP of global plant breeding. “That’s why we are proud to support the North Carolina State University breeding and analytics programs and in turn help farmers meet growing global demands for years to come.” Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.