Mosaic in DeSoto

The Mosaic Company is the world’s leading maker of phosphate and potash crop nutrients, two essential ingredients we produce to help the world grow the food it needs. Since forming in 2004, we have worked hard to demonstrate our commitment to being a good neighbor and partner, placing safety and environmental stewardship at the top of our priorities and challenging our people to be the best they can be, both on and off the job.

In March 2014 Mosaic welcomed CF Industries’ phosphate employees and assets to the Mosaic team, a strategic step aimed at strengthening phosphate operations in Florida. The acquisition included phosphate mining operations and a beneficiation plant in Hardee County, a phosphate manufacturing facility in Plant City, and an ammonia terminal and finished product warehouse operation in Tampa.

Mosaic is committed to helping DeSoto County grow.  Every day, our company and employees make meaningful contributions of time, knowledge and resources to local organizations focused on building stronger communities.

From the relationships we’ve built through our sponsorship of staple events like the Arcadia Rodeo and DeSoto County Fair to the ongoing support we’ve provided to countless organizations like the DeSoto County Education Foundation, DeSoto County Historical Society and the DeSoto County Youth Athletic Association – everyday, we’re making a positive, significant impact in the communities where we live and operate.

Strengthening the Local Community

Who we are is about so much more than what we produce.

At Mosaic, we believe that nurturing relationships is just as important as nourishing crops. And, it’s this commitment to being a good neighbor that motivates our employees to give their time and energy in support of countless activities throughout DeSoto County.

Investing in the communities where we operate is one of Mosaic’s core values. Through programs, activities and sponsorships that focus on food and agriculture, the environment and education, Mosaic makes a difference in DeSoto County by providing support to:

  • The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership DeSoto
    • Chamber Advisory Board
  • Arcadia Main Street
    • Arcadia Main Street Board
  • DeSoto County Education Foundation
  • DeSoto County 4-H
  • DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • DeSoto Relay for Life
  • DeSoto Habitat for Humanity
  • DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council
  • Heartland Regional Science Fair
  • Project Graduation
  • DeSoto Mural Society Contributor
  • Desoto County High School Boosters and Big Dogs Supporter
  • Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association
  • Veteran’s Council of DeSoto County

In May 2012, The Mosaic Company Foundation launched a sustainable community giving program through a new online grant system. To learn more about this program and our community partners in Florida, please download our fact sheet by clicking here.

Continuing to Operate Responsibly

Since 1975, the phosphate industry has been required by law, to reclaim every acre of land we mine. At Mosaic, we understand the delicate balance that exists between feeding the world’s population and minimizing environmental impacts from our operations.

Our reclamation teams work tirelessly to ensure that once their work is complete, the land successfully returns to productive use. Mosaic employs a science-based approach to mine reclamation so that reclaimed habitat and wetlands not only look beautiful, but function together, creating watersheds and connected wildlife corridors. Our goal is to achieve continuous improvement in our reclamation practices by using the best available technology and pioneering new approaches to reclamation. As a result of stronger regulatory requirements and voluntary improvements in our practices, today’s phosphate industry is reclaiming land to higher standards than ever before, and we take pride in getting better at it every day.