State, regional and company officials on Tuesday joined to celebrate the opening of the new Monsanto Huxley Learning Center. The $3M facility located in the Corridor community of Huxley is an educational center for Monsanto customers, employees and invited guests to learn about the dramatic advances in technology the agricultural industry is undergoing, from advanced seed genetics and biologics to Big Data and precision equipment development. The Center provides for a 15-part interactive tour as well as generous meeting space and is surrounded by Monsanto test plots and administrative and other company offices on the Monsanto’s Huxley campus just off I-35 at Exit 210.
In addition to its expanded Huxley operations, Monsanto maintains a large research and development center in Corridor community and Des Moines suburb Ankeny which attracts talent from throughout the region and nation to develop cutting-edge agricultural solutions and products, among other installations.
The ribbon cutting included remarks from Iowa’s Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Ty Vaughn, Monsanto US Technology & Agronomy Lead.
Pictured: Monsanto Huxley Learning Center Manager Brent Schwenneker welcomes state and local officials to the newly-opened center.