NEW DEKALB DRIVE - The new street designation, marked with DEKALB Drive street signs, recognizes Monsanto Company's $150,000 contribution to Central Iowa Expo announced late last year. Monsanto's financial support made it possible to provide 160 acres of alfalfa to be used for equipment demonstrations during the 2012 Farm Progress Hay Expo at the Central Iowa Expo site in June. The same acres provided parking for the Farm Progress Show. The Monsanto contribution continues to fulfill its total focus on agriculture and commitment to support American farmers, and in particular, Iowa agriculture. DEKALB® is Monsanto's national corn seed brand which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Gary Sakin (left), Monsanto U.S. Commercial Advertising Director, is joined by Central Iowa Expo board members Steve Duffy (center), Boone County Supervisor, and Robert Fisher, Executive Director of Boone's Future, on “DEKALB Drive” during the 2012 Farm Progress Show held Aug. 28-30 in Boone.