Since 2014 Monsanto has partnered with National 4-H in the Ag Innovator Experience. This program allows young people better understand sustainable practices and be better stewards of the environment. This year’s challenge focuses on bio-diversity and the monarch butterfly.
Jessica Rommel, Business Communications Manager for Monsanto says that the monarch butterfly is a huge focus for the company.
Rommel says that the migration of the Monarch butterfly from the United States and Canada to Mexico, and back, can sometimes be a journey of 6,000 miles. Habitat along their migratory path is key.
Monsanto has partnered with National 4-H for over 50 years and praises the organization for its efforts in nurturing young people to be responsible leaders. Rommel says that farmers play a vital role in helping the monarch by establishing or increasing monarch habitat.
The program is being spearheaded by Iowa State University.
More information can be found on the 4-H website.