Innovative Ag Services, Truterra, and Nestle Purina PetCare Iowa Corn Project

The goal of the partnership between Innovative Ag Services, a member owner of Land O'Lakes Inc.; Truterra; and Nestle Purina PetCare is to advance sustainable agricultural practices in Eastern Iowa. Nestle Purina’s two manufacturing facilities source corn from growers in this geography, and the intent is to deliver access to insights and improvement opportunities for the key market in Nestle Purina’s supply chain using the mass balance approach to fields close to Clinton and Davenport, IA.  There are no specific improvement targets, rather the requirement is to show continuous improvement year-over-year.  Seven KPIs are used to demonstrate year-over-year improvement including: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Soil Quality Trends, Wind Erosion, Sheet and Rill Erosion, Conservation Practices Deployed and Truterra Insights Score.

 

The baseline results on 50,000 acres in Eastern Iowa be available in early 2021.  Year-over-year changes in KPEs and conservation practice adoption will be tracked and reported in early 2022.

Active
Innovation

Participants

Sponsors
Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Land O'Lakes, Inc. Truterra, LLC
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Pheasants Forever

Project Details

Status
Active
Pathway
Innovation
Metric
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Crops
Corn (grain)
Natural Resource Concern
Climate Change
Ecosystem Conservation
Soil Health
Water Quality
Water Scarcity
Geography
Iowa

Contact

Primary
Tim Krausman
Land O'Lakes, Inc. Truterra, LLC
Agribusiness
Project Sponsor
Jack Scott
Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Brands & Retail
Project Sponsor
Jason Weller
Land O'Lakes, Inc. Truterra, LLC
Agribusiness