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Jim Tobin
Retired Vice President - Monsanto

Jim Tobin retired from Monsanto in December 2014 after over 31 years with the company.  He continues to help his colleagues at Monsanto, serving as the chairman of Monsanto’s Grower Advisory Council.

Jim joined Monsanto's agricultural unit in 1983. His assignments included leadership roles in product management, seed business integration, crop protection and Monsanto’s global cotton business. Assignments in these areas provided valuable opportunities to work with Monsanto's seed, biotech and crop chemical customers and products.

His most recent work involved leadership of the industry affairs group and work with the grain industry.

Jim holds a B.S. degree in agricultural education from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.

Jim currently serves on the board of the U.S. Grains Council and as the Chairman of the FarmHouse Foundation.  He is a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable and a past chairman of the American Seed Trade Association.