Janice Person is a member of Monsanto’s corporate engagement team doing outreach both within agriculture and broadly with society. She is based at the company’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and has the opportunity to work with a wide range of farmers, foodies and bloggers on various topics.
Having grown up a city girl, Janice became involved in agriculture through cotton and still carries a passion for it. That background drove her Twitter handle @JPlovesCOTTON which has become a brand of sorts. She has found social media provides a great way to both learn and share experiences in ways that can help people better understand agriculture broadly. Janice is one of the founders of the farmer-led AgChat Foundation which seeks to empower farmers to tell their stories online and remains active with the organization’s programs. Her job at Monsanto is to help connect more with members of the general public to increase the understanding of agriculture and the company specifically.