“Valent and Sumitomo are unique in our industry, because we have a long history of significant and balanced investments in marketing and research for both traditional and biorational crop solutions,” said Associate Director, BeckyJo Smith. “A deep commitment to sustainability is at the core of our business, and this dedicated business unit underscores our vision to lead the way in supporting the evolution of sustainable production practices in the agriculture industry.” BeckyJo Smith, Associate Director, Sustainable Solutions
Leading the Way in Sustainable Agriculture
• We engage our network of strategic partners to explore initiatives that promote responsible consumption and reduced food waste. These include CropLife America and CropLife International, Agricultural Retailers Association, National Corn Growers Association, Western Plant Health Association, Rice Foundation and others. Conservation Ag Movement to produce a series of educational videos ( available here ) focused climate-smart practices and innovation to make farm operations more resilient. For factors in particular – water quality, soil health, pollinators and emerging technology – can improve their • In 2021, we advanced our partnership with America’s
The Valent Sustainable Solutions Business Unit is completely dedicated to supporting the industry in the adoption and integration of sustainable production practices for crop protection, productivity and yield enhancement products and technologies. BeckyJo Smith, associate director of Sustainable Solutions, leads a team across the U.S. that promotes our sustainable solutions portfolio of biorational, botanical and conventional products. Smith and her team work hand in hand with industry to provide new tools and information to growers in order to support sustainable food systems. She also represents Valent U.S.A. on the Global Sustainable Solutions Business Unit that focuses on biorational sales and services across Sumitomo Chemical regions around the globe. As a market leader in the delivery of biologically-based crop protection and enhancement solutions, Valent and its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical, have held a long-standing commitment to sustainability and the concept of integrated production practices.
Associate Director, Sustainable Solutions
This business unit demonstrates the long-standing commitment to sustainability made by Valent and its parent company Sumitomo Chemical, and represents another way the companies are supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
businesses and lower their environmental footprint.
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