DENVER, COLORADO, U.S. – Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, and Oregon Tilth, a nonprofit certifier and educator, are hosting a series of grower meetings in the western U.S. These sessions are for farmers to learn more about Ardent Mills’ Organic Initiative 2019, announced in mid-December.
“We’re very eager to work with farmers as they transition to this growing market and to provide our customers with an assured supply in support of their new product and menu introductions,” said Mike Miller, Ardent Mills vice-president of risk management. “We are certain that current demand will continue to increase well into the future. We’ve heard from farmers we work with, and we understand the barriers faced when shifting a portion or all of their crops to organic. Ardent Mills is addressing these challenges with our Organic Initiative 2019.”
“Due to a groundswell of interest, we’re teaming with Oregon Tilth to share additional information about Ardent Mills’ initiative,” said Shrene White, director of specialty grains with risk management, Ardent Mills. “As farmers join this effort, they will have direct support services, workshops and long-term contracts for transitional and organic wheat bushels.”
The meetings will be conducted this January on a first-come, first-served basis:
-In Fort Morgan, Colorado, U.S., on Jan. 22 from 12- 4 p.m. at the Country Steakout, 19592 E. 8th Avenue (with lunch provided). Attendance is still open for this event.
-In Pocatello, Idaho, U.S., Jan. 27 from 12-4 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road (with lunch provided). Attendance is still open for this event.
To RSVP for either the Colorado or Idaho events, complete the registration form at ardentmills.com/tcap. Additionally, farmers interested in working with Ardent Mills on its Organic Initiative 2019 can contact Shrene White by e-mail at Organic.Initiative2019@ardentmills.com, or phone toll free 1.844.421.2068 or visit ardentmills.com/tcap.