Agren And The Land O'Lakes Sustain® Business Partner On Precision Conservation
CARROLL, IA – Greater Des Moines (DSM)-based small business, Agren, Inc., a client of Square One DSM, has 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.”
Agren is a leading provider of sustainability solutions to agriculture. With 20 years of experience in agricultural and environmental consulting, Agren is uniting ag technology with proven soil and water management practices to meet the rising demand for sustainably-sourced commodities. The company is an integral part of Central Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, an initiative led by public and private partners focused on supporting and sustaining the science that feeds the world.
About Square One DSM
Square One DSM’s mission is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide guided professional and business direction. Square One DSM helps entrepreneurs maximize their successes by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances and secure proper capitalization. Learn more at SquareOneDSM.com.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.