On Thursday, Sept. 18, DeSoto County residents were invited to have “Breakfast with Mosaic.” The event, which was held in Mosaic’s Community Room in Arcadia, was about much more than serving the most important meal of the day.
Approximately 45 area residents attended and got answers to their questions about the company’s future plans in DeSoto County. From 8-9 a.m., Mosaic’s DeSoto County permitting team, including lead Bart Arrington; engineers Shelley Thornton and Bryant Grant; ecologist Bill Brammell and Public Affairs Manager Heather Nedley, spoke to community members about topics that ranged from water conservation to community investments and the economic impact of mining operations in DeSoto County. Mosaic’s use of water during mining operations and reclaiming mined land topped the list of subjects residents were most interested in learning more about
“We were pleased with the turnout as well as the engagement from residents,” said Nedley. “We hope to take what we’ve heard from the community and apply that knowledge in a way that ensures a great partnership between Mosaic and DeSoto County in the future.”
According to Nedley, the company is currently considering hosting a second event. In the meantime, residents can learn more about the project by visiting the “DeSoto Project” tab of this website at www.mosaicindesoto.com/desoto-project/overview.