When Amy Yoder became CEO of ABC member Anuvia Plant Nutrients in 2015, she had her work cut out for her. Although the Zellwood, Florida-based company was well on its way to developing products intended to bring large-scale sustainability to farmers by creating a fertilizer with the potential to limit nutrient runoff, improve soil quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the pilot research was taking place in a space about half the size of a typical living room. “My first goal was to get the technology to work,” Yoder said, laughing. Today, Yoder is smiling for a different reason. Not only has she gotten “the technology to work,” but Anuvia also just announced (PDF) that it’s opening a second fertilizer production facility in Plant City, Florida, that will create 135 local jobs and increase the company’s annual production of its bio-based fertilizers from 80,000 tons to 1.2 million tons. More >>