Food Systems Innovator Program
Some companies like Indigo and Benson Hill are taking full value chain approaches to trying to create a better food system. In order for this strategy to be successful, it will require partnerships with innovative farmers willing to go on the journey with them. That’s why Benson Hill launched their Food Systems Innovator Program, says CEO Matt Crisp.
Crisp… “We just launched a food systems innovator program, and it's around farmer engagement. Specifically, very progressive, innovative, forward thinking farmers who are helping us shape the programs and the outcomes and collect the data that inform these newer, next generations of product development. And again, it's really, I think only through these kinds of engaging. That we will be able to gain the acreage over time to supply these rapidly growing end markets. I mean, we went from 30,000 acres of proprietary soybeans last year to 70,000 this year. That informs the production and the supply that will constitute a lot of our ingredients revenue in 2022. But it starts with the farmer. And that's really the backbone of the system and, you know, a stakeholder that must be engaged in order to help us advance the cause here.”
Learn more about the Food Systems Innovator Program at BensonHill.com.