GROWMARK has made an ongoing commitment to ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of the solutions they offer their growers, and their commitment to sustainability was made evident through several of the programs discussed last week during the GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium. Lance Ruppert, Director of Agronomy Marketing, sat down during the meeting to discuss several of the company’s major sustainability initiatives, including the ENDURE 4R Advocate Award and the new pollinator program.
“In general, agriculture hasn’t done the best at getting the message out there about letting people know what we’re doing from a proactive standpoint, so a large part of these initiatives comes from our want to get our message out and show how we’re actively going our part and being stewards of the land,” he said during an interview with AgWired.
The GROWMARK pollinator program gotten some great “buzz” throughout the industry this year. GROWMARK donated 10 pounds of pollinator-friendly flower seed mix to member companies, encouraging them to plant, give away, or promote the planting of the flower seeds in whatever ways they could imagine. The program has been a huge success, and several 4H pollinator programs have stemmed off of it this year.
“It really engaged our people, and we even started an employee pollinator program. By the end of the season we had 24 different sites where our employees were planting seeds,” said Ruppert.
Learn more in Lizzy’s full interview with Lance here:
Interview with Lance Ruppert, GROWMARK
View and download photos from the event here: 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium Photo Album