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SOURCE Novus International, Inc.
Developing the Talent Pipeline in the Agriculture Sector is Key to the Value Chain
ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Novus internship program kicked off last week with nearly 30 summer interns planned to join offices around the world, throughout the summer months. Interns will be working in a variety of areas including Operations, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Research and Development, and Information Technology.
Many of this year's interns are part of the ongoing Novus Scholars Program that awards scholarships to support research and work of students and professors around the world, who are prepared to become agriculture leaders. 2014 marks the eighth year of the program, with over 184 Novus scholars now in our global community.
"The future of sustainable animal agriculture requires the continuous flow of passionate, capable and competent people who will develop and commercialize the technologies that will make agriculture more efficient and more available as a source of affordable, wholesome protein for the world's growing populations," remarked Francois Fraudeau, President and CEO of Novus, International, Inc. " We share a responsibility to the future of our industry and we maintain several initiatives which are designed to attract new talent into an agriculture career and help them progress."
Career opportunities in agriculture have been declining due to the migration of populations to urban settings and the perception of agriculture as a less attractive career option. We want to help reverse this trend. We do this by forming partnerships around the world to engage with upcoming students of agriculture, food technologies and other science-based disciplines.
"The summer intern program allows Novus to deliver on our Mission and Vision by expanding knowledge and generating enrichment opportunities to our stakeholders and communities," noted Stephanie Gable, Executive Manager, Global Sales & Product Training.
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™Met aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com. ©2014 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.
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