Sustainability Metrics in Agriculture 

Join us for vital information about the newest online sustainability metrics tool and visualization platform that will take your sustainability practices to the next level.  This webinar, hosted by Western Growers, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and SupplyShift, will cover an overview of SISC, the importance of sustainability in growing operations, and a walk through of the new Stewardship Calculator for growers, packer shippers, grower groups, buyers and brands.

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Sustainability Metrics in Agriculture: New Online Stewardship Calculator

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
11:00AM PDT

SPEAKERS: Alison Edwards, Jamie Barsimantov, Marlene Hanken

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Content Overview

This presentation will demonstrate our new online calculator for assessing the following metrics:

  • Applied Water Use Efficiency
  • Simple Irrigation Efficiency
  • Habitat and Biodiversity 
  • Energy Use 
  • Nitrogen Use
  • Phosphorus Use
  • Soil Organic Matter
  • Food Loss

There will be a short Q&A session after the demonstration.


  • Alison Edwards, Director, Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
  • Jamie Barsimantov, Ph.D, Co-founder & COO, Supplyshift
  • Marlene Hanken, Data Programs Analyst, Western Growers

Alison Edwards

Jamie Barsimantov

Marlene Hanken

New Online Stewardship Calculator

New Online Stewardship Calculator

Meet the Speakers

Marlene Hanken joined Western Growers in the Department of Science in December of 2018. After receiving a B.S. in Mathematics from California Lutheran University, Marlene has compiled over 15 years of data management, analysis, and visualization. Her position as the Data Programs Analyst is to execute the WG Data Initiative by becoming data stewards for the agricultural industry and facilitate data collaboration between Western Growers and other entities in agriculture in areas of demographics, food safety, and environmental performance.

Jamie Barsimantov received his doctorate in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz with a focus on environmental economics and resource management. Jamie has extensive consulting and academic experience in sustainability, climate action strategy, responsible supply chains and is frequent speaker in academic and corporate venues. Jamie is the driving force behind connecting SupplyShift with its customers and partners, and ensuring successful outcomes and continuous improvement in supply chain operations.

Alison Edwards holds a MA from UC Berkeley and a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has a history of working at the center of collaborative efforts to build more resilient futures. In her role as Director of The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops , Alison facilitates collaborative solutions across supply chains, leading to measurable improvement of natural resource stewardship on the ground.  Over the last 20 years, she has helped build more sustainable systems with corporations, communities, local and regional government agencies, and large nonprofits.