DENVER, COLORADO, US — Together We Grow (TWG), added three new members to its board of directors.

TWG is an agribusiness consortium with 50 members, including agricultural commodity companies, educational institutions, government agencies and others working to improve and expand diversity in agribusiness.

The three new board members include:

  • Board chair Michael D’Ambrose, senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM),
  • Deborah Borg, chief human resources officer and communications officer at Bunge, and
  • Melissa Harper, senior vice president of global talent and inclusion at the Bayer Corp.

The board held its first meeting on March 3 where board members and Kristin Kirkpatrick, executive director of TWG, developed its plan to create a more skilled and diverse workforce for American agriculture.

“The ag industry is responsible for feeding and nourishing a growing global population — one of the most critical roles in the world — and we know that diverse and inclusive cultures and industry collaboration are absolutely essential components to success as we all tackle that challenge,” D’Ambrose said. “Together We Grow is organized to help our companies, NGOs, the US government and the entire industry accelerate the pace of our mutual goal … true inclusion and parity.”