CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrible, Inc. has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as an associate member. As a leading multi-stakeholder initiative, Field to Market is 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've been using our technology to tackle some of the major problems facing global agriculture, like sustainability," said Agrible CEO Chris Harbourt. "As members of Field to Market, we gain new resources to solve these problems in a science-first and environmentally friendly way."
Working together with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and leading companies engaged in the Alliance, Agrible will help to catalyze opportunities for continuous improvement in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being across the agricultural value chain.
To lead their sustainability initiatives, Agrible has hired Jeff Peters as their Director of Sustainability and New Ventures. Peters comes to the Agrible team from Syngenta, where he served as Digital Farming Technical Manager. He will work closely with Field to Market as Agrible's lead representative.
"We look forward to working with Agrible and Jeff in helping farmers achieve continuous improvement," said Rod Snyder, President of Field to Market. "Their enthusiasm and shared commitment to advancing the sustainability of U.S. agriculture is a welcome addition to Field to Market."
Field to Market engages in broad communication and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated, outcomes-based approach to sustainable agriculture that is grounded in science. By providing useful measurement tools and resources, Field to Market helps growers and the supply chain track and promote continuous improvement at the field and landscape levels.
Representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, Field to Market provides an unparalleled platform that helps the food and agricultural supply chain benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement and enable supply chain sustainability claims. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org.
Agrible creates actionable predictive analytics tools that help growers all over the world become more sustainable and productive. We forecast how weather will impact a range of crops, agricultural operations, and economic decisions. We aim to simplify big data, to innovate within existing production methods, and to be the leading voice of recommendations for our agricultural partners. Above all, we value the role of the farmer and work tirelessly to bring the most accurate, practical information to those who need it.
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