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Meet the Future Giant

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
June 5, 2007

Seed World is proud to announce the recipient of the first Future Giants of the Seed Industry Award, Dr. Clinton Pilcher, Corn Insect Traits Technology Development Manager with Monsanto in Missouri.

The Future Giants of the Industry award is co-presented by FuSE (Future Seed Executives), an initiative of the American Seed Trade Association, and Seed World magazine. The award recognizes a young individual who shows the potential to make a significant contribution to the industry. Nominations were judged by the Seed World Advisory Board.

Pilcher has dedicated himself to the development of corn biotechnology, working closely with regional and national seed companies to foster innovative research and demonstrate the value of corn traits and systems to seed companies and ultimately growers. His outreach to the agriculture and seed industry is through the delivery of hundreds of crop clinics, field days, and grower presentations throughout the Corn Belt. Pilcher leads by example, mentoring various youth organizations such as the FFA and university undergraduates.

The award will be presented at the 2007 ASTA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, at the ASRF/FuSE reception. Future Giants of the Industry will annually recognize a rising leader who is in the graduation year of his/her post-secondary program and plans to enter the seed industry, or is currently employed in the seed industry.

The Seed World family of publications includes Seed World magazine, the Seed World web site, and Seed Week, a weekly e-newsletter. Seed World reaches decision makers across the breadth of the seed sector in America, including distributors, retailers, breeders, wholesalers, brokers, trade associations and industry suppliers.
 

 

 

 

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