News


Jan
28
2019

$1.5M Gift Will Fund Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education at UA

Margarethe Cooper, an assistant professor of practice in animal and comparative biomedical sciences, is the inaugural holder of the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education.

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Nov
22
2018

Vic Smith, Kevin Doran, Peter O’Driscoll, and More Discuss EFI: Equitable Food Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC - Our industry is changing not just in its products and technologies, but in the people that continue to help move it forward. As the fresh produce business continues to evaluate how it can better move into the future, there is a key place that often remains almost the same as it always has been—the field.

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Oct
2
2018

JV Smith Companies Invests In A Future Much Bigger Than Just Their Own

YUMA, ARIZONA- Inspiring and encouraging team members to pursue lifelong learning and furthering education is part of the corporate culture at JV Smith Companies, based in Yuma, Arizona. This might also be a common mission of many of the most influential leaders in today’s corporate world, but at JV Smith, a family owned business, they back it up with impressive numbers.

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May
29
2018

Carrot Craze Hits Alamosa

Carrots were the theme of the day at Alamosa Elementary K-2 School last Thursday as the Food Service staff prepared a special meal for students, showcasing local carrots.

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Dec
11
2017

A parade with character

JV Smith Companies employees dressed as characters from "Beauty and the Beast"...

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Dec
11
2017

Center For Growing Talent By PMA 2017-18 Board Of Directors Takes Office

NEW ORLEANS – The 2017-2018 Center for Growing Talent by PMA (CGTbyPMA) Board of Directors took office Oct. 18 during Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2017 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo here. Board of Directors Chair Leonard Batti, vice president of Taylor Farms, Salinas, CA, remains at the helm for the second year of his term. He is joined by three other officers and 19 directors.

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Feb
9
2017

Labor Of Love Treats Farm Workers To A Shopping Spree

YUMA ARIZONA - A farm worker crew with JV Smith Companies, based in Yuma, Arizona, was treated to a surprise shopping spree at Fry's grocery store as part of a random act of kindness through the Labor of Love program.

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Jan
1
2017

Leader in agribusiness Vic Smith is Citizen of the Year

"Mr. Smith exemplifies the caring, generous and forward-thinking individual who represents what we would want as our Yuma County Citizen of the Year," wrote Helen Coffeen in her nomination letter. He's not Victor Smith the actor, though Smith's Yuma agricultural company was once the focus of a Larry King documentary on promoting children's nutrition; and in 2006, Smith appeared on NBC's "Dateline" to defend the nation's leafy-green industry after an illness breakout.

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Sep
1
2016

JV Smith Companies Uses Social Media to Share to Detail Operations

YUMA, AZ - JV Smith Companies has taken a different, more personal approach to social media to show people the behind-the-scenes of the industry.

With more consumers wanting to know more about food production, from field to table, the company has asked its planters, tractor drivers, irrigators, harvesters, office staff... the entire team to share their insights through stories, photographs, and videos.

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Jul
21
2016

JV Smith Companies Offers $93,500 in Scholarships to Employees and their Families

YUMA, AZ - JV Smith Companies is dedicated to enriching the lives of not only its employees, but its employees' families. Vic Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies and Founder of the Smith Family Foundation, believes strongly in education and helping those who work so hard for the company.

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