Table: The Seed Master

Richard L. McConnell, president, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

BORN

May 11, 1950, in Sterling, Colo.; raised on a farm

EDUCATION

BS and MS in agronomy from Colorado State University; PhD in plant genetics from the University of Nebraska

BACKGROUND

The 28-year company veteran started out in Pioneer's corn research labs

FAMILY

Married with three children, resides in Des Moines, Iowa

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