The visit will include meetings with faculty, staff and students, who will have a chance to engage in discussions about sustainable agriculture.
WHAT: Media availability for Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley, Texas Tech University Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives Robert V. Duncan and Interim Senior Vice President for Research Guy Loneragan.
WHEN: 1:40 - 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 27)
WHERE: Room 129, Holden Hall, Texas Tech University, Memorial Circle and Boston Avenue.
Parking will be available and marked by cones west of Holden Hall on Boston Avenue.
WHO: Several Monsanto representatives will spend Wednesday (April 27) touring Texas Tech and engaging in discussions about the challenges facing agriculture and the importance of innovation in bringing sustainable solutions to farmers.
Fraley is the executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto. He has been with the company for more than 30 years and oversees the company's global technology division, which includes plant breeding, plant biotechnology, ag biologicals, ag microbials, precision agriculture and crop protection.
Duncan is the vice president for strategic research initiatives at Texas Tech. He previously served as senior vice president for research.
Loneragan was named interim senior vice president for research at Texas Tech earlier this month. He is a veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health.
For more information about Monsanto, visit its website.
CONTACT: Emma Carrasco, executive associate, Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, 806-834-5299 or firstname.lastname@example.org