Monsanto (MON) is an agricultural company founded in 1901 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company has 351 facilities operating in 69 countries. Employing more than 20,000 people worldwide, Monsanto produces its own seed brands in vegetables, fruits and crops. In addition, the company develops various trait solutions, herbicides and other products for farmers. The company invests in R&D (research and development), stands for innovation and focuses on biotechnology, breeding and hybrid development. Monsanto is a Fortune 500 member and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).