As sustainability director at J.R. Simplot, Brandy Wilson explains how the company is progressing its Sustainabilty goals and putting into practice the company’s motto of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.
As a company, Simplot has a footprint that goes from fertilizer mine to fork---this includes Simplot Grower Solutions, which was named the 2018 Ag Retailer of the Year by the Ag Retailers Association.
“There is so much potential for sustainability in agriculture that hasn’t been tapped yet. It’s fundamental to ag, but it can bring something else beyond that,” she says. “This industry has the ability to sequester carbon, restore watersheds and create a future for the rural communities we live in. Ag, more than any other industry, has the ability to bring solutions to the table. Ag is on the cusp of articulating, explaining and acting on how it can be part of the solution. At Simplot, this means making connections in our business units.”