Arden Hill, MN — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC, in partnership with Land O’Lakes, Inc., is accepting submissions for ideas, products and services that accelerate on-farm dairy sustainability with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the candymaker reports.
Pitches can be submitted until June 24 on cvent.com, and during August the companies will select participants to present their ideas to Land O’Lakes teams members and industry experts. Pitch event participants will receive input, coaching and advice from dairy and agriculture technology leaders to help scale up their ideas.
Mars Wrigley reports it will support up to $200,000 in funding to implement of the selected solution at a Land O’Lakes member dairy farm.
“Mars understands we have a responsibility and an opportunity to improve our impact on people and the planet, and hosting this event alongside Land O’Lakes is an exciting way to help amplify innovative new solutions that could positively impact our dairy supply chain,” says Ashley Walton, Mars Wrigley global category director for dairy. “Mars has prioritized sustainability throughout our supply chain network, including through our Sustainable in a Generation Plan. We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. To reach our ambitious science-based climate goals, we are working collaboratively to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms.”