Starbucks Launches On-Farm Pilot with Alliance Dairy
At Yesterday’s Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Las Vegas, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Kelly Bengston announced an exciting new pilot and partnership with one of our largest Florida dairy farms. As part of her keynote address, Bengston announced that Starbucks has launched their first on-farm pilot through U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative with Alliance Dairy, “a farm that is woman-owned and operated, and has a strong record of sustainability, including water reuse and converting methane into biogas. Alliance Dairy was an early adopter and has been producing renewable energy from manure since 2012. As part of this pilot, a full suite of technologies, like evaporative nutrient recovery, will be explored with the goal of helping Alliance Dairy to become a source of renewable and organic fertilizer and water reuse, while significantly reducing GHG emissions.”
Barbara O’Brien, President and CEO of the national dairy checkoff and The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy added “I’d also like to extend warm appreciation to Jan Henderson, farmer owner of Alliance Dairy in Trenton, Florida, and the other farmers who are opening their farms and working hand-in-hand with our teams to pilot new technologies that will lead to economically-viable solutions and key learnings, not only for farmers within dairy, but across all of agriculture.”
Please join us in congratulating Jan Henderson and the entire team at Alliance Dairy for their continued sustainability work.
To learn more about Starbuck’s journey to dairy sustainability, visit https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2021/starbucks-journey-to-sustainable-dairy/
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