[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 80 (Thursday, May 31, 2012)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E922]
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                          HON. VICKY HARTZLER

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 31, 2012

  Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the employees 
of Monsanto who have played a major role in great agricultural 
advancements, and have positively impacted the lives of Americans and 
people around the world. I rise today to congratulate the employees of 
Monsanto who have gone above and beyond their normal duties and have 
been honored by the company's most prestigious award--the Sustainable 
Yield Pledge Award.
  These outstanding workers stand out in the overall mission of the 
company. Monsanto has risen to the challenge of providing sustenance 
for an ever-increasing world population and has become a world-leader 
in advancing sustainable global agriculture. They have a vision to work 
with farmers to produce more, conserve more and improve lives on a 
global scale. This is all made possible by researching and advancing 
biotechnology to help corn, cotton, soybean and other specialty crop 
famers overcome challenges and hardship. Monsanto is going the extra 
mile to produce enough food, fuel and fiber for a booming world 
population, which is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
  The 61 Monsanto employees are prime examples of individuals who 
combined the vision and values of their company. These award winners 
display the integrity, dialogue, transparency, sharing, benefits, and 
respect--all values promoted by Monsanto--and have paid it forward by 
acting as owners and creating a high-quality work environment. Through 
their efforts, lives have been improved in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, 
India and Africa.
  Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to have the opportunity to congratulate 
the following employees receiving a 2012 Monsanto Sustainable Yield 
Pledge Award for their positive impacts in science, agriculture and 
their communities.
  Zellipah N. Githui, Nikki F. Davis, Elizabeth A. Vancil, Jeff 
Woessner, Agnes Adel Bolwell, Anne W. Troupis, Ken Rinkenberger, Jose 
M. Madero, Jose Jaime Mijares, Nery N. Echeverria, Jorge Christlieb, 
Gerardo F. Vaqueiro, Angela Maria Bastidas, Enrique Wehlen, Manuel J. 
Bravo, Andres Felix, Manuel Oyervides, Aurelia Skipwith, Kinyua 
Mbijjewe, Natalie DiNicola, Glynn Young, Kathleen Manning, Kate 
Humphrey, Darren Wallis, Raegan Johnson, Mark I. Sutherland, Lisa 
Bannon-Bergmann, Chris Paton, Juan Ferreira, Kobus Lindeque, Deborah 
Patterson, B. Yogesh, Hitendra Singh Rana, Shrikant Mallinath Patil, 
Sandeep Bansal, Datta Ithape, Nilesh Bobade, Rahul Haribhau Kapse, 
Shrijan Gupta, Nick Lammers, Steve Pike, Wendy Martin, Ron Gardner, Tom 
Good, Krystal Einspahr, Tanner Oliphant, Julie Edmonds, Steve Schaefer, 
Greg Erler, Marcia Rhodus, Patrick Siler, Jenny Backhaus, Jennifer 
Tarr, Debra Vohs, Theresa Fitzsimmons, Scott Middelkamp, Andrew 
Jeremiah, Jason Huelsing, Jeff Hughes, Greg High, and Oseyi Ikuenobe.
  Accordingly, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing these 
exceptional Monsanto employees for their extraordinary work and thank 
them for the impact they have had, and will continue to have,