General Mills has sent a contribution of $735,000 to the National Wheat Foundation.
The funds are earmarked for the foundation to work with the Soil Health Partnership to advance adoption and implementation of soil health practices. The funds, equally distributed over the next three years, will be used to conduct soil health research on wheat farms and education outreach to more than 125,000 wheat farmers across the Northern and Southern Plains.
The contribution brings General Mills’ recent financial commitments to nearly $3 million for promoting the expanded adoption of soil health practices.
As part of the agreement, General Mills has partnered with the Soil Health Partnership and the National Wheat Foundation to provide on-farm mentorship for the farm operators. Farmers, their agronomists, and Soil Health Partnership Field Managers will train new and existing farm staff in advanced nutrient management and tillage methods.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.