Steve Joehl is responsible for coordinating programs to enhance and expedite the commercialization of wheat innovation through public and private research programs. He leads federal research appropriations and other research and related policy efforts.
Joehl joins the wheat growers after 40-years with Monsanto, working in various roles and capacities since beginning his career in 1975, working in sales and sales management. He was recognized as Monsanto’s first National Account Manager for seed in 1994 and named to the Roundup Ready Soybean commercial launch team that operated from 1994 through 1997. He directed Monsanto’s soybean licensing business from 1998 through 2003. Monsanto formed its Product Management group in 2003, and Joehl led the Soybean Product Management Team to develop the soybean trait pipeline and post patent strategy.
Joehl was Monsanto’s liaison to wheat growers through NAWG & US Wheat Associates from 2010 until his retirement in early 2015. Through his relationships with wheat growers, he was elected to the Board of the National Wheat Foundation and served as Secretary/Treasurer. He led Monsanto’s Wheat Advisory Council as the Executive Director.