Michigan Sugar Company's facilities have been an essential part of the communities in which it operates. In our experience, we can make the greatest impact on communities by supporting issues and causes that are important to our grower-owners and employees in their own neighborhoods.
Our community involvement program is based on the philosophy of operating regionally and giving back locally. Our support for the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life campaign, Junior Achievement, Salvation Army, United Way and Special Olympics has helped build our communities and become an asset to those areas we serve. Other sponsored events are baking/cooking events like Taste of Home Cooking School, the local chili or BBQ cook-off, or Michigan's Best Apple Pie Contest to name a few.
Our scholarship programs help provide assistance to those wishing to further their education and lead better lives. The Michigan Sugar Queen Scholarship program selects a new representative each summer. The queen and her court will tour the state representing Michigan Sugar Company and the sugar industry by appearing in parades and various festivals and events throughout the year. The recipient of the Albert Flegenheimer Memorial Scholarship is a student who has studied the agronomy side of our business to better understand the importance of agriculture. We strive to build relationships that benefit the people in the community, as well as our employees and the future of Michigan Sugar Company.
We are focused on fostering and deepening community partnerships because we know they are critical to our future. Good working relationships will ensure that we grow responsibly, and help us build stronger communities - together.