In the busy world of corporate America, it’s not every day that work place conversations turn to pizza varieties, blueberry picking, and edible Christmas decorations. However, having the Food for Thought Story Silo onsite at our Indianapolis campus this month certainly sparked lot of “almost-good-enough-to-eat” discussions at Dow AgroSciences.
Our company seized the great opportunity to sponsor the Story Silo element of the Indiana Humanities Council’s traveling Food for Thought exhibit through the end of 2011, and we were delighted to have the interactive silo recording booth here for a week so our employees could share their own food-related memories, stories, and thoughts, as part of the exhibit’s effort to define the food culture of Indiana. While the silo was onsite our employees experienced the same significant dialog and awareness about food that the entire Food for Thought exhibit has created and will create for thousands of Hoosiers. As an agricultural company, Dow AgroSciences and its employees are profoundly involved with issues of food production, nutrition, and agriculture productivity. Sponsorship of the Story Silo is a great fit for our company, because Food for Thought is a positive and constructive avenue for bringing those food complexities to the forefront of community conversation. As an added bonus, the silo’s orange- and white-striped top really made a visual statement in our lobby!
Dow AgroSciences is proud to be part of a community effort that has such a broad reach and encourages people to read, think, and talk about food and its major role in our lives. If you have a chance, stop by the exhibit while it’s at an event near you. Let the rich history of Indiana’s culinary culture swirl around you, and don’t forget to contribute your own morsels to the collection at the Dow AgroSciences Story Silo!
This post is by Kenda Resler Friend, Dow AgroSciences Corporate Communications Leader and Indiana Food Enthusiast