Sustainability | Gary Asay & Amy Skoczlas Cole

About the Guest

Gary Asay, Producer from Illinois and past president of NPB

Gary Asay owns and manages Asay Farms, a wean-to-finish operation in Illinois that markets 9,500 hogs annually. He also raises corn and soybeans. Gary most recently served on the Illinois Pork Producers Association board of directors and was a director for the National Pork Producers Council. He is an Operation Main Street speaker, as well as a member of the Illinois Soybean Association and the Illinois Corn Growers Association.

Amy Skoczlas Cole, Trust in Food

Over the course of a 25-year career spanning Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and foundations, Amy has worked to reimagine the systems that deliver clean water, sustainable food and low carbon energy to society. Amy has a proven track record of helping businesses and nonprofits alike increase and sharpen their impact, grow their revenue and deepen their collaboration with stakeholders and employees. She has worked domestically and internationally at every point in the food-fuel-fiber value chain, advancing new paradigms for a healthy, thriving society and planet.

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

Sustainable practices in the pork industry and initiatives that are contributing towards a more sustainable future.

  • Gary shares his definition of sustainability and Asay Farms practices.
  • NPB’s on-farm sustainability reports and their benefits.
  • Amy talks about Trust In Food and America’s Conservation Ag Movement.
  • The importance of collaboration across industries consumer trust.