MBI volunteers skills and expertise to assist non-profit with sustainable farming projects
Davis, CA – April 11, 2017 – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, is proud to give back to the City of Davis and broader Sacramento region with Marrone Bio Cannery Farm Volunteer Day.
On Sunday, April 9th, MBI employees along with their family and friends, volunteered their time, skils and expertise to assist the non-profit Center for Land-Based Learning with sustainable farming projects at the Cannery Farm located in Davis, Calif. MBI volunteers cleared and layed compost for the farm’s orchard trees, planted in the herb garden and beautified the entry area with planting and weedingrid the hedgerow of weed scourges and planted strawberries.
Cannery Farm is managed by Center for Land-Based Learning and utilized as an extension ofis an important part of its California Farm Academy program – an innovative training program and farm business incubator that teaches and mentors beginning farmers in agricultural production, business planning and marketing. Cannery Farm is quickly becoming the first farm-to-fork new home community in the Sacramento region and in California.
“Cannery Farm demonstrates the viability of a relationship between urban uses and agriculture, and creates a sense of connection with the City’s rural heritage and surroundings. We greatly appreciate this partnership with MBI and their help in making the farm a model for the region and state,” said, Nicodemus Ford, Cannery Farm Coordinator.
Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, added: “MBI strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world and this volunteer initiative is directly aligned with our vision. We are pleased to have the opportunity to give back to Center for Land-Based Learning and champion their mission to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards.”
About Marrone Bio Innovations
Smart. Natural. Solutions.
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) strives to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for agriculture on the market (Regalia®, Grandevo®, Venerate® and Majestene®), and also distribute Bio-tam 2.0® for Isagro USA in the western U.S. MBI also markets Zequanox® for invasive mussels for water markets. We also have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit www.marronebio.com.
About Center for Land-Based Learning
The Center for Land-Based Learning was founded in 2001. Their mission is to inspire, educate and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders, and natural resource stewards. Combining innovative hands-on experience with classroom learning, participants in Land-Based Learning’s many programs develop leadership skills, learn how sustainable agriculture practices contribute to a healthy ecosystem, and create connections to agricultural, environmental, and food system careers. For more information, visit www.landbasedlearning.org
Marrone Bio Innovations Contact:
Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder
Telephone: +1 (530) 750-2800
MBI Investor Contact:
James Palczynski, ICR
Telephone: +1 (203) 682-8229