Ag in the Middle
Launched in 2009 through pilots in Minnesota, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area, the Ag in the Middle (AITM) initiative was being rolled out nationally in 2010. Compass Group’s partner on Ag in the Middle is the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a non-profit organization that supports fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
According to JoAnne Berkenkamp, Local Foods Program Director at IATP, “This initiative is about building mutually beneficial relationships between growers and buyers and fostering a different way of doing business with the farming community. We are pleased to partner with Compass Group in making that commitment a reality.”
(2010) Compass Group Broadens their ‘Eat Local’ Programs to Support Family Farms
(2009) Silver lining for Mid-Sized Farmers: “Ag in the Middle” finds avenues within Compass Group accounts