Free and open to the public Timmerman Auditorium, Hyland Hall 7:00 - 8:00pm Presentation: Small Footprint, Big Impact: Corporate Responsibility and the Small Business When practicing CSR, a company is deliberative about operating in ways that enhance society and the environment, rather than contributing negatively to it. Alex Tyink, President of Fork Farms, will discuss how his company has incorporated a CSR model, and will share the benefits of CSR including increased profitability, enhanced customer loyalty, heighted employee morale, and significant community enrichment. About Fork Farms: Fork Farms is a WI business that builds and installs their own patented modular, vertical, hydroponic farming systems. Their product is highly energy, water, and space efficient and costs only approximately $300.00 per year in energy and consumables while producing an average of 30 pounds of produce every 28 days! Fork Farms is a successful company based on a social justice model. They believe their technology and product can and should be a conduit for social change. Fork Farms partners with educational institutions, health care organizations, and other non-profits. They provide and service the farm units, and they create and support curriculum for various indoor faming applications including science education, nutrition education, healthy living, therapeutic gardening, hydroponics, and more. The company is growing and has a deep commitment to community and to making the world a better place.