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Dec 24, 2018

Holiday Celebrations Begin at SWIIM

2018-12-23T12:41:28-06:00Dec 24, 2018|

Our team loves the holidays - each of our offices celebrate the holidays a bit differently.  Our Fresno office decided to have a holiday potluck this year.  Lance Donny, SWIIM's COO brought his pizza oven to the office and cooked up tasty treats for our SWIIMers in the Central Valley.  Looking at these pictures makes [...]

Oct 30, 2018

SWIIM CEO Speaks At Western Growers Annual Meeting About Arbinger

2018-10-30T18:46:08-06:00Oct 30, 2018|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France said, "This is a story about how I was wrong a few times before I was right about how to manage people."  He spoke at this year's Western Growers 93rd Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California about Arbinger Institute principles helped him become a better leader and provided a foundation for [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Western Growers’ 93rd Annual Meeting In Full Force!

2018-10-28T22:54:34-06:00Oct 29, 2018|

“It gets better every year,” says SWIIM CEO Kevin France – watch the full interview here.  SWIIM is at Western Growers Annual Meeting, October 28 – 31, 2018 at JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA. Kevin has the the honor of speaking at this year's event about the Arbinger Institute and the impact their philosophy has had [...]

Oct 28, 2018

Three Global Food Issues Salinas, CA is Working to Solve

2018-10-28T22:07:40-06:00Oct 28, 2018|

As originally published on the City of Salinas website on October 25, 2018. As the global population increases and climate change continues to impact agriculture, global food systems are facing new challenges and obstacles each year. Salinas – one of the leading agricultural centers of the world – is addressing [...]

Oct 01, 2018

SWIIM Expands Office In Fresno

2018-10-01T10:55:16-06:00Oct 01, 2018|

SWIIM has expanded its offices in the Central Valley, as it integrates its current Fresno team with OnFarm staffers.  They are now all working out of a larger office in Fresno, which is located in the Holiday Business Center, right down the street from our prior location.  Our new address in Fresno is 2023 North Gateway [...]

Sep 04, 2018

SWIIM Team Tours Duda Fresh Packing Operations

2018-09-02T22:49:37-06:00Sep 04, 2018|

From left to right: Kevin France (SWIIM), Greg Lewis (Duda Fresh), Harry Ferdon (SWIIM), Dave Puglia (Western Growers) and Darren Fillmore (SWIIM) Members of the SWIIM team, including Dave Puglia, SWIIM board member and Executive Vice President of Western Growers, had the honor of touring Duda Fresh's celery packing facility in Oxnard, California where they [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Congratulations to IA CIAS Graduate

2018-08-29T20:29:58-06:00Aug 30, 2018|

Congratulations to SWIIM's Victor Montaño for completing Irrigation Association's Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist program.  His years of experience does not prevent him from keeping current with the industry.  In his words, "I am perpetually learning and gaining knowledge." Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialists manage and operate on-farm irrigation systems.  They: Understand surface irrigation methods and pressurized [...]

Aug 09, 2018

SWIIM System Announces the Closing of its Initial Series B-1 Round; Strategic Partnership with Western Growers Also Extended

2018-08-08T21:46:06-06:00Aug 09, 2018|

August 9, 2018 -- Denver, CO (BUSINESSWIRE)– Ag Tech and farm water management leader SWIIM System is proud to announce today that it has closed the first of two tranches of its Series B-1 extension offering to fund continued expansion of its water management platform.  Proceeds will also be used to fund the recent acquisition [...]

Jul 23, 2018

SWIIM Closes on Acquisition of OnFarm Systems

2018-07-23T14:35:22-06:00Jul 23, 2018|

SWIIM System is proud to announce that it has closed on the acquisition of Fresno-based OnFarm Systems Inc., a leading Internet of Things data integrator and provider of software and analytics tools that help farmers simplify their data while improving their efficiency, profitability and sustainability.  The transaction was first announced late in June, on the [...]

Jun 28, 2018

Forbes Ranks SWIIM in Top 25 Innovative Ag-Tech Companies for a Second Year

2018-06-27T23:43:07-06:00Jun 28, 2018|

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SWIIM System is proud to announce today that Forbes Magazine ranked SWIIM as one of the top 25 most innovative ag-tech companies globally of 2018 for a second consecutive year. SWIIM first made the prestigious list in 2017, when Forbes initially announced the ranking as they surveyed the agricultural technology landscape by speaking with experts, venture capitalists [...]