For a long time, Agren’s goal has been to partner with a major ag retailer. For us, we were looking for a partnership that shared our values of soil health and water quality; someone who was committed to delivering added value to farmers. We found the perfect match.
Recently Agren partnered with Land O’Lakes, Inc. one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, to use emerging precision conservation technology to help farmers improve soil and water quality.
The Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN business unit will use Agren’s technology platform to deliver scalable, geo-spatial tools that are designed to identify highly-erodible spots in a farmer’s field and plan practical, effective, in-field best practices to protect soils from erosion and improve water quality. Branded as SoilVantage®, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN will be the first to deliver precision conservation tools and services to farmers across the United States.
“When coupled with other agronomy tools and insights, we are helping farmers drive productivity and sustainability, making them more efficient,” said Matt Carstens, Senior Vice President of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. “Then, the next step is enhancing dialogue between farmers and their customers. It’s really about helping farmers communicate how they are achieving continuous improvement in on-farm sustainability to their customers, who ultimately supply retailers such as Wal-Mart.”
“We are very excited by the commitment shown by the Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN® business,” said Jamie Ridgely, Agren’s President. “They have shown a real desire to help farmers confront sustainability and water quality issues head-on. We are extremely proud to be part of this partnership.”