Alltech Canada announces Planet of Plenty award recipients
[GUELPH, Canada] – Alltech believes that agriculture has the greatest potential to positively shape the future of our planet, but it will take all of us working together. As part of their commitment to this vision, Alltech created the Planet of Plenty™ Awards to reward those who are furthering a world of abundance through nutritional and digital technologies, innovation and sustainable management practices in the agri-food sector. In the inaugural year of the Alltech Canada Planet of Plenty Awards, Alltech is pleased to announce that the recipients of the award for 2021 are Burnbrae Farms of Lyn, Ontario, and Shipwheel Cattle Feeders of Taber, Alberta.
“Through partnerships and storytelling, we hope to elevate the agri-food sector so it is recognized for its ability to address several of the most significant issues that our planet faces: nutrition, human and animal well-being and the preservation of natural resources,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “It is our privilege to honour Burnbrae Farms and Shipwheel Cattle Feeders as role models in sustainable agriculture.”
Burnbrae Farms are among Canada's leading egg producers and thriving participants in the agriculture, and local, communities they serve. Their vision is to provide nutritious food for Canadians while respecting their employees, the animals entrusted in their care and the environment. Sustainability, community engagement and social responsibility have been a part of the Burnbrae Farms’ culture for generations. Their commitment to innovation and the environment has allowed the company to achieve significant milestones on its mission to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and goal of continuously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The business also has strong community foundations and provides support in the areas in which they do business, including egg and food donations and Earth Day roadside clean-ups. Six generations of the Hudson family have been involved in Burnbrae Farms for over 130 years.
Over several generations, Shipwheel Cattle Feeders have maintained an unwavering dedication to their goal of continually improving their land base, the animals entrusted to their care and the community around them. All management decisions are made through the lens of their holistic goal: any actions must be congruent with their purpose while also building their future resource base and improving quality of life. Shipwheel is a place of continual learning, where curiosity and innovation are tempered with thoughtfulness and proper planning, thereby setting the stage for expanding our understanding of regenerative agriculture practices.
Join Margaret Hudson, CEO and president of Burnbrae Farms and Andrea Stroeve-Sawa, manager of Shipwheel Cattle Feeders on May 25 at 11 a.m. ET for the Awarding Sustainability workshop during the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference, a virtual global agri-food event that will be held on May 25–27, 2021. Streaming keynote and on-demand presentations will be released and will focus on the power of science, sustainability and storytelling. To learn more about the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference and to register, visit one.alltech.com. Join the conversation across social media with #ONEbigidea.