McCain Foods will be building three Farms of the Future in order to showcase how regenerative farming practices and the latest agricultural technology and innovations, can be implemented at scale, the food processing company says in a news release on July 13.
“We’ve been working in partnership with many growers for generations, and this is a next step in ensuring the future of this important industry, and a Canadian food staple,” Max Koeune, CEO of McCain Foods Ltd. says in the release.
McCain will partner with leading academics and suppliers for the project. Each will focus on demonstrating how more sustainable practices can also create a more financially viable future for farming, while at the same time increasing food production, the release says.
The first farm will be built in New Brunswick, where McCain was founded. The following two will be built in other countries with different climates from Canada. The Farms of the Future program is part of McCain’s first sustainability report, the release notes.