Tennessee Farmers Cooperative Becomes a Leadership Circle Sponsor of Nutrients for Life Foundation

Nov 29, 2021


Tennessee Farmers Cooperative has increased its support of the Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFLF) and has become a Leadership Circle sponsor. NFLF Leadership Circle sponsors play a key role in facilitating NFLF fertilizer education programs, which are driving plant nutrient literacy and soil health knowledge amongst the next generation of innovators. 2021 marks the third year that Tennessee Farmers Cooperative has supported NFLF.
NFLF has a successful 17-year record of providing free science-based educational materials about fertilizers and soil science to classroom teachers.  Since its beginnings in 2004, 47 million K-12 students and teachers have been impacted by a touch point with NFLF educational resources and outreach materials. All information developed by NFLF is science-based and supported by agronomists. NFLF supplemental educational materials are based on our curriculum, which has been reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution.
“Tennessee Farmers Cooperative is pleased to support the important work the Nutrients for Life Foundation does to explain sound agricultural practices to young people,” said Shannon Huff, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative CEO. “It’s important that we reach these youth and help them understand that farmers care deeply about our environment and follow sustainable practices in their efforts to feed and clothe our growing population.”
"We are very pleased that Tennessee Farmers Cooperative continues to fund our educational initiatives,” said Harriet Wegmeyer, executive director of the Nutrients for Life Foundation. “Their long-term commitment and enhanced support will help us to increase our impact by reaching more K-12 students and teachers with science-based educational materials about fertilizers and soil science.

ABOUT THE NUTRIENTS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
The NFLF mission is to promote a holistic education on the importance of plant nutrients to feed the world. Our vision is to empower the next generation of innovators and decision makers with the science literacy on plant nutrients to develop solutions in sustainably feeding the world. For more information, visit our website: https://nutrientsforlife.org/
 
ABOUT TENNESSEE FARMERS COOPERATIVE
Tennessee Farmers Co-op is a farmer-member owned farm supply cooperative with retail stores and facilities located throughout Tennessee. The Co-op is made up of approximately 70,000 farmers who are member-owners of the local Co-ops in their home counties. For more information, visit our website: https://www.ourcoop.com/
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