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    2014 Summer Tour to Monsanto

    July 18, 2014
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Monsanto Company
    800 N Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis , MO 63167
    http://www.monsanto.com
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    For our 2014 Summer Tour, we will visit Monsanto, a Platinum Sponsor of the Chicago Farmers. The tour will provide an in-depth picture of the innovative work that is being done in modern agricultural research at the Monsanto facilities located in suburban St. Louis. In addition, these tours will showcase Monsanto's commitment to delivering and developing new seeds and services that help farmers grow the food, feed, fiber, and fuel needed as the world population increases. 

    If you choose to participate in the 2014 Summer Tour, your visit will include a group discussion, followed by a walking tour through the research facilities given by retired Monsanto employees. During the tour, you will hear, see, and touch the technology that is bringing new products to farmers today. Please note, that participation is first offered to Chicago Farmers Members and their Spouses. Registration is limited to 50 people. Registration has been extended through Monday, June 30th

    JULY 18, 2014 ITINERARY
    Friday Morning | Breeding & Agronomics Technology Tour 
    Creve Coeur - Monsanto Headquarters 

    800 N Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63167

    9:00 AM | Depart Hotel 
    9:30 AM | Arrive at Creve Coeur 

    Overview: Plant breeding techniques discovered centuries ago combined with recent advances enables more accurate selection of the best seeds to plant for the next generation. 

    Highlights: Chipping, Better Foods and Oils, Vegetables, Integrated Farming Systems, Weed Management Systems. For more information, click here

    Note: Arrival and departure times are subject to change.

    Lunch 
    Creve Coeur 
    800 N Lindbergh Blvd 
    St. Louis, MO 63167

    11:30 AM | Lunch and Presentation
    1:30   PM | Depart Creve Coeur

    Price: $25.00 per person 

    Overview: Lunch will include a presentation and a Q&A session with Monsanto representatives. 

    Note: Arrival and departure times are subject to change. 

    Friday Afternoon | Biotechnology Tour 
    Chesterfield Village Research Center
    700 Chesterfield Parkway West
    Chesterfield, MO 63017

    2:00 PM | Arrive at Chesterfield Village Research Center 
    3:30 PM | Depart Chesterfield Village Research Center

    Overview: The experience will begin with a visit to the Jaworski Agricultural Science Gallery, which contains interactive displays that discuss some of the challenges facing farmers around the world. We'll take a look at how Monsanto has partnered with other entities to advance agricultural practices and outcomes. Finally, hear a welcome video from Monsanto's Chief Technology Officer before the walking tour of the research laboratories begins. 

    Highlights: Gene Discovery, Entomology, Tissue Culture, Growth Chambers, Trait Development, Advanced Breeding, Gene Sequencing. For more information, click here.

    Note: The walking tour will take place in both laboratories and greenhouses. Air conditioning is not in all of the facilities. Please be mindful of the temperature in St. Louis on Friday, and be sure to pack accordingly. It is recommended that participants dress casual in light layers. Close toed shoes are preferred. Cameras are not allowed. Also note, arrival and departure times are subject to change. 

    Group Dinner 
    Gio's Ristorante & Bar
    701 Market Street 
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    6:00 PM | Cocktails
    7:00 PM | Dinner 

    Price: $50.00 buffet per person with cash bar 

    Overview: Upon completion of the tour, our group transportation will return to our downtown hotel. Dinner will take place at a casual Italian dining venue located a short walk from our hotel. 

    Note: There is a 25 person minimum. The St. Louis Cardinals are playing an evening home game at Busch Stadium on this date, so downtown bars and restaurants are likely to be filled with Cardinals fans. Also note, arrival and departure times are subject to change. 

    TRANSPORTATION 
    Group Transportation in St. Louis, MO
    Price: $30.00 per person

    Overview: Group ground transportation through St. Louis will be provided. This transportation will take participants to and from the hotel to the Monsanto facilities. It is strongly recommended that participants utilize this service to ensure that the group stays together throughout the trip.

    Note: Group ground transportation will depart from the hotel Friday morning at 9:00 AM. 

    Personal Transportation 
    Overview: Round trip transportation arrangements to St. Louis should be arranged on your own. It is recommended that travellers leave for St. Louis no later than the evening of Thursday, July 17, 2014, since the program begins at 9:00 AM Friday morning.

    HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
    Personal Hotel Reservations 
    Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch 

    2 South 4th Street 
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    P (800) 325-0720 | www.druryhotels.com 

    Room Block: Approximately 6 of the 20 rooms booked for Thursday, July 17th, and Friday, July 18th. The hotel anticipates that rooms will sell out Friday night. Check-in begins at 3:00 PM. Check-out is no later than 11:00 AM. Say group #2205970 when you reserve! If you would like to register today, click here

    Room Single Double Triple Quad
    KX $110.00 $110.00 $130.00 $140.00
    QQX $110.00 $110.00 $130.00 $140.00 

    Plus applicable city and state taxes of 15.929%
    Parking is $10.00 per vehicle per night for overnight guests only.


    Amenities: Free Hot Breakfast, One Hour Free Long Distance Phone, Free Wireless Internet Access, Free Soda and Popcorn from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Free Kickback Social from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. 

    Tickets

    $105.00 Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, Group Dinner

    $55.00 Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, NO Group Dinner

    $55.00 SPOUSE OF A MEMBER: Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, NO Group Dinner

    $105.00 SPOUSE OF A MEMBER: Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, Group Dinner

    $120.00 NON-MEMBER Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, Group Dinner

    $65.00 NON-MEMBER Monsanto Tour including Lunch, Group Transportation, NO Group Dinner