Submitted by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
January 28, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced today the launch of a new three-year strategic plan. The 2022 – 2024 plan continues to refine Field to Market’s fifteen years of expertise as the leading multi-stakeholder organization committed to defining, measuring and advancing sustainability in commodity crop production in the United States. The plan introduces a new strategic pillar focused on innovative incentive strategies, underscoring the renewed focus and investments that will be needed across the value chain to accelerate impact and deliver the outcomes that society and our planet need from U.S. agriculture.
The expanded priorities outlined in the new plan include:
“As interest in sustainability continues to rapidly evolve among stakeholders, it has never been more critical for the food and ag value chain to act together to scale our collective impact,” says Scott Herndon, president of Field to Market. “Bolstered by fifteen years of our membership’s shared learnings through Field to Market, this new strategic plan will enable our member organizations to achieve commitments to support resilient ecosystems and enhance farmer livelihoods.”
This week, Field to Market welcomed new members to its Board of Directors, comprised of three representatives from each of the five membership sectors of Field to Market: Affiliate, Agribusiness, Brands & Retail, Civil Society and Growers. At this first meeting of 2022, the Board is charged with overseeing the implementation of the new strategic plan.
“Field to Market’s strength continues to lie in the diverse expertise and commitment of its broad membership,” says Brandon Hunnicutt, chair of Field to Market. “I am excited to welcome our new members and officers to the Board of Directors, each of whom are well positioned to support the Alliance’s progress towards the ambitious goals established in the new strategic plan.”
The officers appointed to lead Field to Market’s Board of Directors through December 2023 include:
Also joining the Board in 2022 are:
The Board of Directors extends its thanks to Michelle French of Archer Daniels Midland Company for her service as Board Treasurer and to Diane Herndon of Nestlé Purina, who served as Board Secretary until her recent retirement.
To learn more about our Board of Directors, please visit https://fieldtomarket.org/the-alliance/governance/board-of-directors/.
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Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. We bring together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities; and public sector partners to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. With the world population estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the entire value chain must work together to efficiently and responsibly lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future. From the farm gate to the retail and restaurant counter, the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing populationâ€”while conserving our planet’s natural resourcesâ€”has become increasingly complex. The nature of this challenge requires an unparalleled level of transparency and collaboration. By uniting the agricultural supply chain and key stakeholders around a common measurement framework, Field to Market seeks to drive continuous improvement in the sustainability of commodity crop production.