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Sustainable Farming & Job Creation: Betterment Harvest, a Land Betterment Company


Jennifer Crandall, the founder of Safe Food En Route and a board member of Land Betterment, is the featured speaker in a three-part webinar series hosted by Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc.

In these webinars, Jennifer will explore the importance of food safety culture, discuss World Food Safety Day in relation to food safety standards, delve into the components of a food safety culture, and highlight five ways in which GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) contributes to building such a culture. The first part of the series took place on June 14th, focusing on GFSI's role in fostering a culture of food safety. The complete recording of this session can be accessed here. The upcoming webinars in the series are scheduled as follows:
Land Betterment is extremely pleased to have Jennifer Crandall on its board, given her extensive 25 years of experience in the food safety industry. She is an invaluable member of the team, providing crucial guidance on corporate governance and technical excellence while maintaining the company's entrepreneurial spirit. Jennifer also serves as an advisor to the Betterment Harvest division, showcasing her passion for global food sustainability without further harming the environment.
Safe Food En Route, LLC, led by Jennifer Crandall, is a certified woman-owned business that aims to level the playing field in the food industry. Their team of experts specializes in regulatory compliance, offering comprehensive services in Quality Assurance, Food Safety, and Supplier Verification. Safe Food En Route provides the professionalism of a corporate entity with the personal touch of a small business. For more information, please click here.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has collaborated with both private and publicly held companies, successfully balancing scientific and regulatory guidelines with practical operational and manufacturing directives critical to the success of food businesses. With eight years of experience in dairy and juice manufacturing and twelve years at Kroger Corporate in their Food Technology and Sourcing departments, Jennifer has gained diverse insights across the entire supply chain, from farm to fork. During her tenure at Kroger, she played a pivotal role in developing software solutions to ensure the company's compliance with relevant FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) regulations.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Jennifer actively engages in bridging the gap between education and industry. She serves as a guest lecturer and alumni contact for Purdue University Food Science students and has contributed to the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Cincinnati State's recently approved Culinary Arts and Applied Food Science Bachelor of Arts program. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's Degree in Food Science from Purdue University and an Associate's Degree in Agriculture from Vincennes University. Throughout her career, she has acquired numerous certifications, including HACCP, FSVP, PCQI, BRC Internal Auditor, SQF Practitioner, ServSafe, and Gluten Free Certification Program (GFCP), all of which complement her food safety-focused profession.
Betterment Harvest is a subsidiary of Land Betterment, specializing in sustainable farming practices. By repurposing previously impacted land from coal mining and industrial activities, Betterment Harvest offers high-quality agriculture while also creating job opportunities in regions that require sustainable employment. As a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, Betterment Harvest has a scalable model and off-take agreements in place to support its growth plan. With operational sites spanning from Ontario, Canada to Perry County, Kentucky, encompassing over 65 acres of CEA, Betterment Harvest is committed to sustainable farming. For more information, please visit our website at bettermentharvest.com.
Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corp, is an environmental solutions company dedicated to making a positive impact. The company focuses on upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to foster sustainable community development and create jobs. Land Betterment follows a comprehensive lifecycle program that involves restoring and rehabilitating the environment, revitalizing communities in need of change and opportunity.

By identifying un-reclaimed, run-down, and neglected coal mining sites, Land Betterment fixes the environment through reclamation and remediation, repurposing the land to support sustainable businesses that serve the community. The company firmly believes that real solutions can lead to the coexistence of long-term employment and restored environments, building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and the planet. For more information, visit landbetterment.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Mark LaVerghetta
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Stephanie Conzelman
Stakeholder Engagement Director