National Poppy Day

May 25th, 2018 was National Poppy Day which is a visual representation to honor the “sacrifice of service made by our veterans. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to … Continued

Lovell 3rd Grade Tour

March 7, 2018 Parkside Elementary 3rd Grade Tour.  Tour guides included: Mark Bjornestad, Travis Mehling, Jeff Feller, Brandon Harvey, and Jody Lynne Bassett. To add to the fun, one of the 3rd grade teacher was Rita Bjornestad, wife of Western Sugar Agriculturalist, Mark Bjornestad.  The Lovell Factory welcomed the students with lunch, gave a talk on safety.  … Continued

GMO Education in Hardin, MT

Jesse Nile visited middle schools in Hardin, MT to discuss the public view of GM Technology and the scientific consensus that GMOs are safe. Jesse educated the students on the history of this technology as well as the sustainability benefits associated with GM farming.

Torrington Tour for Lingle/Ft. Laramie School

The fifth grade students from Lingle/Ft. Laramie School visited the Torrington facility on April 6th.  The students and faculty enjoyed learning about the process of making and packaging sugar at Western Sugar.  They also learned about the importance of safety in the workplace.  The students sent their thank you to Laura Schamel and Amanda Mitchell … Continued

Lovell’s First Aid & CPR Class

Western Sugar employees in Lovell, WY participated in a First Aid and CPR class on April 19, 2018 at the Fire Hall. The course was taught by Nick Lewis from the North Big Horn Hospital.  The class was organized by Western Sugar’s Brandon Harvey and Jody Lynne Bassett.  There were 23 participants in the class including:  … Continued

Billings, MT Rotary Club

Randall Jobman, Vice President of Agriculture, North Region, was invited to speak at the downtown Billings Rotary Club. Randall discussed the Billings Facility’s commitment to the community as well as various sugar-related hot topics.  

Scottsbluff Adopt-A-School & Read Across America Day

The Scottsbluff Western Sugar facility is participating in the Adopt-A-School partnership with Longfellow Elementary School .  On November 21st, Chief Chemist, Laura Garcia and Process Engineer, Amanda McAliney presenedt a program for the Longfellow students regarding processing sugar.  This was a great hands-on learning experience for the students and faculty.    On March 2nd Western … Continued