Advanced Manufacturing

The Missouri Ag Story

St. Louis is home to the most plant scientists anywhere in the world, but it doesn’t stop there. Missouri’s strength in agricultural technology stretches all the way from the Missouri Botanical Garden in the city, to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur and all the way to Mizzou’s renowned School of Agriculture.

The Missouri ag assets are astounding and they keep growing. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has partnered with many organizations — many of which are listed below — to tell the world about what we have here. This is just the beginning for us.  We plan to build these relationships and maintain them for years to come.

  • Purina
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • St. Louis Science Center
  • Monsanto
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • BRDG (Bio Research and Development Growth) Park
  • Helix Center Biotech Incubator
  • Bunge North America
  • National Corn Growers
  • Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Missouri Soy Association
  • University of Missouri

Our job at the SLEDP is to connect the dots and tell the world our Missouri Ag Tech story.

Part of our plan is to create an innovation district in the heart of St. Louis County, anchored by the Danforth Center, BRDG Park, Helix Center Biotech Incubator and Monsanto.

As we start telling this story, it will help us attract new and innovative companies in this field.

The more we tell that story, the more we grow our economy. This is our Missouri story and we are just beginning to tell the world. #MoAg means new jobs.

To learn more, reach out to our Vice President of Major Projects Janet Wilding. She is leading our efforts in the Agricultural Technology sector. Janet can be reached at 314-615-7669 and [email protected].