Walther Farms: "Growing People by Growing Potatoes"

Walther Farms

2. Zero Hunger 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action

Overview

How implementing technology can lead us towards the end of world hunger.

Author

Conner Henderson

Conner Henderson

School

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

Professor

Timothy Palmer

Timothy Palmer

Innovation

Using GPS tracking systems to increase efficiency.

Inspiration

To sell crops at lower prices to wider range of household incomes.

Overall impact

Who: EVERYONE WORLDWIDE

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WHEN:

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Business benefit

Decreases cost for the farm, increasing profit margins.

Social and environmental benefit

Makes crops cheaper and more affordable.

Interview

Dennis Walther,

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Walther Farms

Vicksburg, Michigan, US

Business Website: www.waltherfarms.com

Year Founded: 1940

Number of Employees: 51 to 200

Walther Farms is a 3rd generation family farm located across the United States. They supply potatoes to Frito Lay as a main customer and many others.