Farmland LP Named one of “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company

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We’re thrilled that Fast Company magazine named Farmland LP one of “the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” alongside leaders such as Google, Apple, Tesla Motors, and Amazon. Farmland LP is #43 in the world (!), and they did a nice summary on us at www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2014/farmland-lp.

“It’s exciting to be recognized by Fast Company and included among such a distinguished list of innovators. Farmland LP is demonstrating that sustainable agriculture is a superior way of managing farmland. This award reinforces our mission to transform farming practices and create a sustainable and healthy food system,” said Craig Wichner, Managing Partner.

Jason Bradford, PhD, Managing Partner added,“Healthy soils are the key to superior biological productivity, and our crop and livestock rotations are designed to ensure soil fertility, while also supporting farmers and producing high-quality food. Good science, good food, and good management may make Farmland LP an innovator, but we hope serve as a catalyst for others to see that good stewardship is a better way to manage farmland.”

The Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s most significant, high-profile editorial effort of the year. The editorial team spends months gathering and sifting data, to identify those enterprises that exemplify the best in business from across the economy and around the world. The end result is a group of companies that dares to be different, emphasizing not just revenue growth and profit margins but also progressive, sustainable business models and an ethos of creativity.

“The culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever,” reports Fast Company editor Robert Safian. “To win in such a fast-changing environment requires a new kind of business agility.”

Thanks, Fast Company!

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2014) is available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC and as an app in iTunes.