Monsanto invites you to tour its Mobile Technology Unit(MTU) when it appears March 5-6, at the Litton Agri-Science Center in Chillicothe, Mo. The MTU will host tours for local farmers, seed dealers, ag youth and community leaders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.

Monsanto will also be sponsoring an Ag Day Breakfast at 7 a.m. on March 6 with the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce.

Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will be the guest speaker at the Jenkins Expo Center. Following his address, government officials, growers and local business owners will be invited to tour the MTU.

The Mobile Technology Unit is a 53-foot long, 1,000 square-foot interactive display featuring Monsanto's latest advances in seed breeding, biotechnology and new product development designed to help farmers be successful.

This hands-on exhibit highlights how:

  • Monsanto seed breeders are using "exotic" seed germplasm from around the world to develop new, high-performing crops for U.S. farmers.
  • Advanced new biotech genes are being developed that not only provide improved weed and insect control, but also improved stress tolerance, healthier food oils and stronger yields.
  • Monsanto is utilizing MRI diagnostic technology