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Jim Tobin

I have over 31 years of experience in the agriculture industry with Monsanto. I have served in leadership roles in product management, seed business integration, crop protection, and Monsanto’s global cotton business. My most recent work involved leadership of the industry affairs group and work with the grain industry.


I currently serve as the chairman of Monsanto’s Grower Advisory Council, as well as on the board of Neogen, a company that provides solutions for food and animal safety. I am a past chair of the American Seed Trade Association and the FarmHouse Foundation, and have served as a trustee for the National 4-H Foundation. I am a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable and serve as an Iowa State University Foundation governor.


I hold a B.S. degree in agricultural education from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.

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