Agren & Land O’Lakes Provide Precision Conservation

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Conservation, sustainability

Land O’Lakes is partnering with a small business from Central Iowa focused on offering sustainability solutions to agriculture. Agren‘s technology platform will be used to deliver scalable, geo-spatial tools to find highly-erodible areas in a field and create a plan to protect the soil and improve water quality. The program, branded as SoilVantage, will be the first to offer precision conservation in 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 in a recent interview. “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.”

SUSTAIN, the division of Land O’Lakes handling the program, is committed to helping famers deal with sustainability and water quality issues, notes Agren’s Presdient, Jamie Ridgely. It’s the kind of partnership their company is proud to be part of.