Endowed Professorships & Chairs
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Vasil-Monsanto Endowed Professorship
The Monsanto Corporation established the Vasil-Monsanto professorship in honor of Indra K. Vasil, who retired in 1999 after 32 years at the University of Florida. Vasil is known for his contributions to plant biotechnology, especially in the area of cereal grains. He is a graduate research professor emeritus with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Monsanto Corporation, a leading provider of agricultural products, improves crops through plant biotechnology and breeding. Based in St. Louis, the company designs solutions to improve productivity and reduce the costs of farming.