Second Harvest is highlighting its vital partnerships with the agricultural community during National Ag Month in March.
Almost half of the food donated to Second Harvest is fresh produce – and much of those fruits and vegetables comes from farms right here in the agriculturally rich Inland Northwest. Partnerships with the beef and dairy communities provide high-demand protein and milk products, so that 70% of the food we distribute is perishable and nutrient-rich.
Northwest Agricultural Consultants – Soil and Plant Lab of Kennewick is sponsoring National Ag Month at our Pasco Volunteer Center. The laboratory has been of service to the agricultural community of the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years. It is a full-service laboratory that specializes in wheat, potatoes, corn, beans, peas, onions, hops, tree fruits and vineyards. They provide in-house soil, plant and water testing services for Washington, Oregon and Idaho clients, specializing in soil and plant tissue analysis for fertility requirements and in order to provide the best yield.
President and lab director Wade Carter saw a natural partnership in supporting Second Harvest. The organizations both work with many of the same farmers and growers, and both work toward a similar goal: healthy food with maximum nutritional benefit.
Carter commented, “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization as impressive as Second Harvest and are excited to sponsor National Ag Month at Second Harvest’s Volunteer Center. We are fortunate to serve the great agricultural industry of the Northwest. The growers, companies, and organizations we work with are staffed with knowledgeable, talented, and hard-working people who make this industry so remarkable.”
For more information about Northwest Agricultural Consultants – Soil and Plant Lab, visit www.nwag.com or call (509) 783-7450.