INDUSTRY INSIDER: Robb Fraley

Anyone who has done their research on biotech crops has likely come across the name of Dr. Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto. Fraley has been with the company for more than 30 years, and currently oversees its global technology division, which includes plant breeding, plant biotechnology, ag biologicals, ag microbials, precision agriculture and crop protection. His work in biotechnology led to his being named the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate. Other honors have included the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton (1998) and the National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science for his work on crop improvement (2008). Farm Industry News met with Fraley in October, when he gave the 2015 Borlaug Memorial Lecture at the University of…


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