Glynn Young leads for Monsanto’s Online Strategy & Communications team, which includes www.monsanto.com, online video production and content development. He joined Monsanto in 2004 and has a passion for online communications and telling stories about Monsanto’s people. He’s a cyclist and an ardent reader, and he edits an online poetry journal (he claims to have written a poem about corn and one about tomatoes). A native of New Orleans, he received a B.A. in journalism from LSU in Baton Rouge and a Master of Liberal Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He and his wife have two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, a great if elderly dog and a grandbaby-to-be.
Glynn’s Twitter: Glynn_Ag
Janice Person is a fourth generation Memphian (at least on one side of the family). While studying communications in college, a friend of the family hired Janice to work at a farm magazine and something took hold. Janice still remembers the first on-farm interview vividly and has since learned a lot from the farmers she’s met. Having lived in various regions, from a population center like metro New York to a town of 600 in the Mississippi Delta, she has had the chance to see lots of people & places. Her love of communications revolves frequently around sharing other people’s stories — some family and friends are still surprised she became an “aggie” as an adult. Janice’s passions include agriculture, photography/videography and travel.
Janice’s Twitter: @JPlovesCOTTON
Kathleen Manning is a Social Media Specialist for Monsanto. She is the editor of the blog and is also the voice behind the Monsanto Twitter account. She received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. Her professional interests include public speaking, educating others about agriculture and all things Twitter. Born in raised in the St. Louis area, Kathleen is an avid Cardinals fan and lives for baseball season. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, making baked treats for herself and co-workers, and going to the gym (the two balance each other out quite nicely).
Kathleen’s Twitter: @Kath_Monsanto
I’m Mica Veihman, and I have worked in Monsanto’s Public Affairs group for the last four years. I’ve been fortunate to provide communications support to various parts of our organization, including our oilseeds (soybeans and canola), herbicide, alfalfa and vegetable businesses.
The most fun (and frustrating) part of my job is helping the highly skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people we have on staff communicate what they are doing to the rest of the world. Not an easy task, but a necessary one! As a mom, I’m especially interested in conversations and dialogue about the world’s increasing population and resource challenges because of the impact on my children.
When I’m not pulling my hair out over the latest Internet rumor, I’m happily chasing my firstborn – a boy – around the house. My husband and I love discovering great new restaurants as well as hosting barbecues for friends and family (he cooks, I clean). I also love to read, dance, run and water ski.
Mica’s Twitter: @Mica_MonsantoCo
Nick Weber is a member of the Monsanto Public Affairs team. His responsibilities include promoting Monsanto and its products and people to media. He received a B.A. in Communications from Saint Louis University and a M.A. in Media Communications from Webster University in St. Louis. Nick is a native St. Louisan. He believes Willie McGee’s No. 51 should be retired by the Cardinals, October is the best month of the year and “the Wave” should be outlawed at sporting events.
Nick’s Twitter: @n_web
Tyne Morgan was raised both in and around Missouri agriculture. Throughout her high school and college was very involved in FFA through public speaking contests, various contest teams and a communications SAE Morgan continued building on her passion and love for agriculture by pursuing a degree in the ag field. As an Ag Journalism major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she reported on agriculture for KOMU, the local NBC affiliate. Also during her college career she was the 2006 Missouri State Fair Queen, serving as the ambassador for Missouri agriculture.
In her current role with Monsanto, she’s able to still communicate agriculture, but do so in a visual way. Tyne combines video, audio and photos to not only help tell Monsanto’s story, but agriculture’s, as well.
Tyne’s Twitter: @tyne_ag