The dairy industry is full of innovation, and to help bolster farmers’ forward-thinking efforts to deploy the latest tools on their farms, Land O’Lakes recently made an exciting announcement alongside Mars Wrigley. The two organizations announced a new “Empower Possibilities” pitch event to accelerate on-farm dairy sustainability with farmer-focused tools, products and services. It’s one more way to amplify emerging tools in our industry.
“Across the dairy sector, entrepreneurs are developing new tools every day to help dairy farmers in all aspects of stewardship, including achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” said Pete Kappelman, Senior Vice President of Member and Government Relations for Land O’Lakes, Inc. “Dairy farmers are innovative and forward-thinking, and Land O’Lakes is well-positioned to deploy on-farm solutions that can help our dairy-farmer members focus on business results, while also safeguarding natural resources. This pitch event is one more way to amplify emerging tools in our industry.”
Submissions are being accepted until June 24 for this event. Participants invited to the Aug. 7 pitch event in Minneapolis will receive input, coaching and advice from dairy and ag tech leaders to help bring their products and services to scale on the farm.
With support from Mars Wrigley, up to $200,000 in funding will support the implementation of one of the selected solutions on a Land O’Lakes member dairy farm. This approach aims to elevate efforts to apply the promising new product or service at greater scale, helping advance solutions to benefit the dairy industry and Land O’Lakes dairy members.
Ashley Walton, Global Category Director for Dairy at Mars Wrigley, said working together with Land O’Lakes on the event is a way to amplify Mars’ supply chain sustainability.
“Mars understands we have a responsibility and an opportunity to improve our impact on people and the planet, and hosting this event alongside Land O’Lakes is an exciting way to help amplify innovative new solutions that could positively impact our dairy supply chain,” Walton said. “Mars has prioritized sustainability throughout our supply chain network, including through our Sustainable in a Generation Plan. We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. To reach our ambitious science-based climate goals, we are working collaboratively to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms.”
For more information on how companies and entrepreneurs can submit their product or service in the Empower Possibilities pitch event, go here. With questions, contact Ryan Nintzel of Member Relations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.