Bartlett, a Savage Company, announced this week that it has launched a new sustainability project to reduce the environmental impact of Kansas wheat production in partnership with Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. The Bartlett Kansas Hard Red Winter Wheat Project is designed to combat climate change by encouraging innovation in farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil preservation.
Bob Knief, Bartlett President, stated that they are excited to collaborate with our Customers and Partners in improving on-farm environmental outcomes and increasing overall sustainability across the baking and milling supply chains. We are committed to continuous improvement. We look forward to supporting Kansas wheat farmers in measuring and optimizing sustainability performance.
Bartlett will work with Kansas wheat producers and other stakeholders to establish a baseline of current farming practices, environmental impacts, and implement strategies for improving sustainability. With Field to Markets Continuous Improvement Accelerator support, results will be compared to traditional farming practices and set project goals.
Trey Sebus, Bartlett Vice-President, said that they are in a unique place in the supply chain as we directly touch both the producer and the end user. We have had great success with our current sustainability initiatives and we will continue to build on that success through this new project to make wheat production more sustainable.
Bartlett’s commitment to sustainability includes plans to build and operate a $325million soybean crushing plant in Montgomery County. The facility will produce soybean flour and refined soybean oils, which are feedstock for animal feeds and renewable fuels.
Bartlett was established in 1907 and joined Savage in 2018. Bartlett’s varied agribusiness focuses primarily on the acquisition of, storage, transportation, processing, and merchandising grain. The company is a major U.S. importer of grain to Mexico. Bartlett supplies all types of wheat, feed grains and food-grade corn to millers and processors. It also produces a full range of commercial patent flours, animal feeds, and a complete line of commercially licensed flours.
They have a facility located between Great Bend, Ellinwood.