Conversation with Monsanto’s Michael Doane

Every Wednesday at 4pm Pacific (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit founder Nick Aster will take 45 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement.  These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Nick will talk with Michael Doane, Vice President of Sustainable Agriculture Policy at Monsanto.

In their words, Monsanto’s vision for sustainable agriculture “strives to meet the needs of a growing population, to protect and preserve this planet we all call home, and to help improve lives everywhere”. In 2008, Monsanto made a commitment to sustainable agriculture – pledging to produce more, conserve more, and improve farmers’ lives by 2030.

To join the conversation, the only thing you need to do is pop over to this page at 4pm PST and click “play.” No need to log into anything. However, if you want to ask questions, we’ll be taking Q&A via Twitter from the audience – just tweet to @triplepundit and we’ll incorporate your questions. If you miss the conversation, you’ll still be able to watch it later on YouTube.

About Michael

Michael Doane is vice president of sustainable agriculture policy for Monsanto Company. In this role, Michael is engaged with the food value chain on issues relating to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of agricultural production systems. Michael has been with Monsanto for 14 years in a variety of commercial business and policy development roles. He was raised on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Kansas. Prior to his work at Monsanto, he served as the executive director of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. He received a master’s degree in agricultural economics and a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University.


Marissa Rosen

Marissa is the Director of Social Media for TriplePundit. She has a passion for educating stakeholders and the public on sustainability and enjoys utilizing social media to bring online communities together to create business synergies. Marissa has a background in Communications and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Connect with her at