General Mills and Syngenta Central Wisconsin Project

General Mills and Syngenta are working with producers since 2015 in Central Wisconsin to establish a credible baseline from 2857 acres utilizing the Field to Market® environmental performance indicators as well as documenting improvements across the crop rotation. Our mission is to advance profitable and sustainable farming practices that will help to enhance natural resource management. Growers, the agribusiness community and the value chain can see first-hand through this program how sustainable agriculture, conservation solutions and science-based metrics can work together to feed a changing world. The Wisconsin program aims to build a shared understanding of sustainability as well as educate and equip growers with the knowledge, skills and expertise to meet future global demands.

Complete
Insight

Engagement Targets

Notes: (1) I Minor fluctuations in the number of retained growers is expected from year to year. These fluctuations may be due to year-over-year crop rotation effects or other factors beyond the control of the project. Enrolled acres represent the total number of acres on an individual farm in a specific year. The ability to report enrolled acres is based on the Fieldprint Project Standard requirement that individual growers enrolled in projects enter at least 10% of the acres managed for a specific crop. (2) Entered acres represent the actual number of enrolled acres for which data is entered in the Fieldprint Platform for analysis.

Objectives

We have been working with producers since 2015 in Central Wisconsin to establish a credible baseline from 2857 acres utilizing the Field to Market® environmental performance indicators as well as documenting improvements across the crop rotation.
Second Party Verified

We worked with Syngenta to capture field level data from 7 producers representing 8,515 acres to better understand sustainability outcomes.  We met annually to review aggregated reporting, share individual grower reports, hear from expert speakers, engage in small group discussions, etc.  We have demonstrated continuous improvement in some indicators but not others, and have added practice based surveys where needed.  We have provided thank you gifts for growers and are now engaging with them and supplier partners to chart out plans for 2021 crop and beyond. 

Participants

Project Lead Organization(s)
Syngenta Corporation (Full)

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Insight
Natural Resource Concern
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