Keystone, Colo. (January 23, 2012) – Field to Market, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has named Fred Luckey the first chairman of the alliance. Luckey’s appointment represents Field to Market’s dedication to collaboratively advance its work focused on improving the ability to provide food, fiber and fuel to future generations by increasing agricultural productivity while improving the environment or society.
Through this position, Luckey will oversee member collaboration to further the mission of Field to Market, coordinate with related sustainability efforts and serve as the alliance’s spokesperson. Luckey, a long-time active member of Field to Market, recently retired as executive vice president at Bunge North America.
“My work with Field to Market while at Bunge showed me the important role the alliance can play in bringing together stakeholders to better understand and advance agricultural sustainability,” Luckey said. “I am eager to make the most of this opportunity to lead the group and advance its activities as the food and fiber industry works to improve resource use and our ability to provide for future generations.”
Luckey will work closely with the Field to Market executive committee to guide the work and priorities of the alliance.
“Field to Market represents a distinct collaboration of stakeholders in the food chain as our membership represents growers, food companies, agribusinesses, and conservation organizations,” said Steve Peterson, director, sourcing sustainability, General Mills, and member of the Field to Market executive committee. “Bringing Fred on board as chairman allows the alliance to move forward under unified leadership and better advance the discussion about agricultural sustainability.”
Field to Market recently launched an updated version of the Fieldprint Calculator, an online tool designed to help farmers explore the relationships between management practices and sustainability outcomes. The tool, available at www.fieldtomarket.org, represents one of the ways the group is working to advance sustainability inside the farm gate while helping farmers tell their sustainability story.
Field to Market, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, is a diverse initiative that joins producers, agribusinesses, food companies, conservation organizations and university and agency partners seeking to create sustainable outcomes for agriculture. Field to Market is facilitated by The Keystone Center, an independent, non-profit organization specializing in collaborative decision-making processes for environment, energy, and health policy issues. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org.
For more information, contact: