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Jerry Steiner BS’82

Jerry Steiner BS’82 Agricultural and Applied Economics • Until retiring in 2014, Jerry Steiner served for a decade as the Monsanto Company’s executive vice president of sustainability and corporate affairs. His goal was to help farmers produce more food while conserving valuable resources throughout the dozens of countries in which Monsanto conducts business. His work involved ensuring that farmers had the opportunity to choose new technology, including genetically modified seeds. One of his proudest moments was forging partnerships with the Gates Foundation that led to delivering drought-tolerant corn to African farmers. Steiner worked with CALS faculty to co-found Field to Market, an NGO that brings together farmers, agribusinesses, and food and fiber companies to promote sustainable production. Now based in St. Louis, Steiner returns to Madison every year for Badger football.