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Oct 01, 2018

SWIIM Expands Office In Fresno

2018-10-01T10:55:16+00:00Oct 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Aug 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+00:00Aug 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+00:00Jul 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+00:00Jun 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 [...]

Jun 26, 2018

SWIIM Completes Negotiations for Acquisition of Data Integrator OnFarm Systems

2018-07-22T12:44:12+00:00Jun 26, 2018|

(BUSINESS WIRE - JUNE 26, 2018)--Ag Tech and farm water management leader SWIIM System is proud to announce today that it has completed negotiations for 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 [...]

Jun 11, 2018

SWIIM Board Meets For Mid-Year Meeting

2018-06-11T10:45:46+00:00Jun 11, 2018|

SWIIM's Board of Directors and Officers met in Southern California for its mid-year, in-person board meeting last week.  This included a visit from the company's Australian backers based out of Melbourne.  A beautiful and productive day in Laguna Beach as the team wrapped up plans for a series of major announcements that will be forthcoming [...]

May 23, 2018

SWIIM CEO Comments on WG Annual Meeting

2018-05-23T10:58:55+00:00May 23, 2018|

"It gets better every year," says SWIIM CEO Kevin France.  "The stakeholders that are here are experts in their industry.  They are thinking about the largest challenges facing agriculture and how they need to be dealt with on a much broader scale."  Western Growers' nearly 100 year history of advocating for growers throughout the western [...]

May 09, 2018

SWIIM Presents at Innovation in the Central Valley

2018-05-11T12:22:31+00:00May 09, 2018|

SWIIM is spending a good bit of time throughout the Central Valley of California, helping growers understand their ag water budgets with a comprehensive suite of tools that are like no other.  We were proud to be invited by Western Growers to present our solution, dubbed the Quickbooks for agricultural water accounting just outside of [...]