By Shrene White, General Manager – Expansion Products at Ardent Mills
In May of 2014, Ardent Mills was created by merging the assets of food and agriculture industry pioneers — ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling. Our company’s vision is to be the trusted partner in nurturing relationships among our customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. Ardent Mills is North America’s leading flour supplier and grain innovator. With more than 40 community flour mills and blending facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, we offer the industry’s broadest range of premium multi-use flours, whole grains, mixes and custom multi-grain blends.
What makes Ardent Mills different is the bold spirit of invention and imagination that is ingrained in everything we do. Our ingredients and can-do people are focused on each customer’s business success. As our CEO Dan Dye likes to say, our mills and facilities are the heart and soul of our company. Each mill has a personality of its own, reflecting its people and community.
Ardent Mills is passionate about all things flour and grain related. This includes the producers and family farms we work with every day. Our wheat programs support producers in both the conventional and organic wheat space. Our work with public and private breeding programs is bringing new wheat varieties to market that benefit the farmer and produce a better quality flour for our customers. Every day, we buy vast amounts of wheat to support our milling programs.
At Ardent Mills, we believe producers are true stewards of the land and are critical to our business.
The relationships we have with our family farms allow us to offer our customers new products that will add value to their portfolios. Passion is part of our name and we express it in our relationships, our approach to innovation and how we conduct business.