Jim Tobin to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University March 28

March 13th, 2013

AMES, Iowa -- Jim Tobin, vice president of industry affairs at Monsanto Company, will present the 2013 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture March 28 at Iowa State University.

Tobin, an Iowa State alum, will present "Agricultural Technology: Reflections on the Journey, Perspectives on the Future" at 7 p.m. in room 1148 in the Gerdin Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

During Tobin's 29-year career with Monsanto he has served in various agricultural marketing and commercial development positions, working with Monsanto's seed, biotech and crop chemical customers and products. He joined its Corporate Affairs Group in 2008.

An agricultural education and studies graduate of Iowa State and member of the FarmHouse fraternity, Tobin served as a county extension director for the ISU Extension early in his career. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University.

Tobin is a member of the board of the U.S. Grains Council and a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable. He has served on the National 4-H Council and the Missouri 4-H Foundation. He is a past chairman of the American Seed Trade Association.

The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture was created in memory of the founders of Hertz Farm Management to inspire generations of industry leaders, research scientists and young professionals to reach their full potential.

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy.



Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892, mreicks@iastate.edu