Heritage Cooperative announced that it will work alongside Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN and Campbell Soup Co. to help Ohio wheat farmers benchmark their stewardship work and strive to continue safeguarding the air, land and water. Together, the companies will seek to enroll 60,000 Ohio wheat acres in the program, which was previously piloted in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
“As a trusted advisor to Ohio farm families and a leader in delivering innovation to the farm gate, Heritage Cooperative is excited to work alongside Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN and Campbell Soup Co. to support Ohio farmers’ stewardship efforts,” Heritage Cooperative chief operating officer Greg Spears said. “Working together, we can have a real impact, helping to safeguard the environment while also helping farmers focus on profit potential and the economic health of their farm."
With help from their Heritage Cooperative advisors, Ohio farmers will now be able to use the Truterra Insights Engine from Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN to gather data on their stewardship practices. This will allow them to benchmark the impact of existing conservation practices while using the advanced modeling capabilities of Truterra to explore ways they could further improve, acre by acre and field by field.
“Our work alongside Campbell Soup Co. is all about supporting farmers and local ag retailers like Heritage Cooperative to benchmark their leadership and use technology to strive for an even greater impact,” Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, said. “Working together, we can harness data and insights for better analysis and assessment, help Ohio farmers target their stewardship efforts and help Campbell Soup Co. continue to gain a more transparent view of their supply chain as they strive to provide a sustainable product for consumers.”