ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it will issue the company's
fourth-quarter and full-year 2002 financial results on Wednesday, Feb.
5, 2003, prior to market open. In conjunction with the announcement of
its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. Central
Standard Time. The call will focus on these results and will also
discuss future expectations, including earnings guidance for 2003. The
call may also include a discussion of Monsanto's strategic initiatives,
product performance and other matters related to the company's business.

Presentation slides, supplemental data and a simultaneous audio webcast
of the conference call may be accessed by visiting the company's web
site at www.monsanto.com
and clicking on "Investor Information." Visitors may need to download
Windows Media Player prior to listening to the webcast. Following the
live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available on the
Monsanto web site for two weeks.

Monsanto Company a leading global provider of technology-based solutions
and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food
quality. For more information on Monsanto, see: www.monsanto.com.