Shuman Farms Announces Promotion of Broc Davis Amid Sustainability Commitment; John Shuman Details
REIDSVILLE, GA - This year’s Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC) Southern Innovations is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss, and Shuman Farms is one company taking part in the event. The Shuman team recently revealed the promotion of Broc Davis amid its efforts surrounding the meaningful sustainability priorities the grower is currently focusing on.
“I look forward to not only finding new solutions, but also helping share the story of our current successes,” said Davis, the new Sustainability and Operations Lead. “We know this is an important topic for consumers, and I’m excited to engage in these conversations.”
In his new role, Davis is responsible for researching and implementing programs that will help the organization make the most significant impact. He has been an operations manager with Shuman Farms for 11 years and manages the organization’s grower relations, food safety program, new varieties, and packaging sourcing.
“Broc has been instrumental in many of the programs we currently execute including our farming practices focused on conservation, our company-wide recycling program, and continuously finding ways to reduce plastic and cardboard in our packaging,” John Shuman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented. “He has been able to seamlessly assume his new role, focusing on the priorities that are at the forefront of the sustainability conversation.”
In addition to Davis’ rise in leadership, Shuman Farms is continuing to concentrate on its sustainability goals and bolster its commitment to being eco-friendly.
“It is important for us to make sure we are putting forth relevant sustainability initiatives that will make a positive impact on our world,” explained Shuman. “We understand how these actions affect our people, our products, our community, and the planet itself. We are fully committed to creating full transparency in all the processes we follow to bring our products to market.”
Shuman Farms also continues to focus on educating consumers about the critical role that fresh produce plays in a healthy lifestyle through its Healthy Family Project®. According to the release, Shuman Farms’ Healthy Family Project is celebrating 20 years of giving back to families in need.
“Introducing the next generation of shoppers to produce is sustainability in action,” explained Shuman. “They will be the ones buying our products in the future, and we want to engage them as soon as we can to ensure the produce department is the first stop they make when they enter their grocery store. Of course, we also must acknowledge that we have a hunger crisis in our country. As farmers and food producers, it is our responsibility to help in any way we can to tackle food insecurity.”
According to Feeding America® in 2021, 53 million people turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on the table. Through the organizations’ combined charitable efforts, Shuman and Healthy Family Project have raised more than $7.5 million and donated more than 16 million meals to Feeding America.
Attendees at SEPC’s Southern Innovations are invited to stop by the Shuman Farms booth #600 to discuss these programs and more.
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