REIDSVILLE, GA. — Shuman Farms is celebrating Earth Day by highlighting its sustainability initiatives.

"Protecting our natural resources is a responsibility we take very seriously,” said John Shuman, the company’s president and CEO. "We are committed to being good stewards of the land and doing our part to create a sustainable future."

The company’s efforts include the following:

  • Enhancing soil health through the planting of cover crops that enrich the soil and promote long-term agricultural productivity
  • Preventing soil erosion and preserving the quality of the land with grass waterways and grass terraces
  • Reducing water usage by using overhead low-flow emitters
  • Minimizing waste through recycling and composting
  • Using natural pest control methods
  • Reducing plastic and cardboard in packaging

Part of Shuman Farms’ work on more sustainable packaging involves a partnership with Box to Nature, a program led by the Paper and Packaging Board.

“By using Box to Nature’s eco-friendly packaging options, we will be able to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environmental impact,” said Broc Davis, sustainability and operations lead at Shuman Farms. “Many of our customers are prioritizing sustainable packaging, and this partnership allows us to continue to respond to those needs.”

Shuman Farms’ Earth Day celebrations will include sharing sustainability tips with consumers through its social media platforms.

"At Shuman Farms, we believe that every small step towards sustainability can make a big difference," Shuman said. "We hope to inspire others to join us in our efforts."