“You work where?” I get that question a lot. Thus, I have had a lot of experiences with having friends and family ask me pointed questions about genetically modified crops, yet still leaving the conversation with them thinking that I am a good person. I will share those same insights with you. I will also share my experiences working with the people who are helping farmers keep the world fed for another century.
Barrett Foat leads the Genome Data Analytics team at Monsanto. He lives in Ballwin, MO with his spouse, Casey; two boys, Julian and Simon; and two cats, Quantum and Helix. Barrett grew up in Wisconsin, surrounded by fields that grew corn and subdivisions. After completing a degree in Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Barrett received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University in New York City.