WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2012) - Monsanto Canada, along with 49 other Canadian companies, was recognized today as one of Canada's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™.

This annual award - sponsored by Achievers, a leader in employee rewards and recognition software - recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees.

"It's an honour for Monsanto Canada to be recognized in this group of Canadian companies," said Mike McGuire, president and general manager of Monsanto Canada. "We make a special effort to engage our employees in every facet of our business, encourage them to focus on our farm and retail customers, help them leverage their unique skills and talents, and ensure they understand our overall direction. The competition for talent in the agricultural sector is intense so we work hard to differentiate ourselves and create a great place to work."

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The panel of judges included Bruce Bolger, Managing Director of Enterprise Engagement Alliance; Stacia Garr, Principal Analyst of Bersin & Associates; Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator of; China Gorman, CEO of CMG Group and Razor Suleman, Founder and Chairman of Achievers.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto family. Monsanto Company is an agricultural company and a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. Learn more about our business and our commitments at

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Monsanto Canada Inc.
Trish Jordan
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(204) 985-1005