Case Study: Businesses and Nonprofits Working Together to Help the Environment

McCaw Hall September 14, 2022 11:15 am - 12:10 pm

Bookmark and Share

Wilbur T. Peer Sr.
Jason Milks
David V. Johnson

Farmers are under increased pressure to grow more food, as populations rise, and the environment shows increasing wear and tear.  To reduce these pressures, the business world and nonprofits have come together in the area of sustainable agriculture.  Kellogg Company and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched a partnership to install irrigation timers on more than 15,000 acres of land, primarily in the Arkansas Delta. TNC estimates this collaboration will conserve 9 billion gallons of water a year, simultaneously, helping local farmers expand food production.

Moderated by David V. Johnson, deputy editor, print at Stanford Social Innovation Review, this panel will explore how Jason Milks, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas, and Wilbur T. Peer Sr., Chief Operating Officer, The KKAC Organization came together to bring sustainable practices to the Delta region.