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.
A group of around 20 agriculture professionals in town for the Southwest Ag Summit were taken on a tour of farming-related sites around Yuma County Friday morning, in a twist on the agritourism jaunts that are a popular feature of the area's winter and spring travel season.
Yuma, Arizona - 40 Yuma, Ariz., field workers were treated to a surprise breakfast, a $50 gift card and a trip to the local Target store on January 20, 2016 thanks to the Labor of Love program and its weekly sponsor, JV Smith Companies. Vic Smith, CEO and owner of JV Smith Companies, was thrilled with the surprise as were local Target shoppers who witnessed the event as it unfolded.
Nestled between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges in Central California is a 90-mile stretch of land that produces strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, and wine grapes by the ton. As a major producer of fruits and vegetables, the Salinas Valley has come under increasing scrutiny for the large amount of food that goes to waste.
From drones mapping tens of thousands of acres to a personal in-home eco-system, technology advances for the agriculture industry were celebrated at The AgTech Summit, held in Salinas, CA, July 8, as part of the Forbes Reinventing America series. Western Growers was a major sponsor of the event.
Vic Smith, President and CEO of JV Smith Companies, isn't one for robbing trains and running from the law, but his quick wit and cunning have nonetheless landed him smack dab in the middle of a wild ride through produce. It may not have been without its bumps along the way, but this produce aficionado has always had a taste for adventure and the sense to tackle the world head-on under the guise of the infamous Butch Cassidy... or so he likes to say.
The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sustainability efforts.
JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, California, has launched a revised recycling program to improve its previous systems and ensure the company is being the “best stewards of the land possible.”
JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, CA, has launched a revised recycling program to improve their current systems in place and ensure they are being the best stewards of the land possible. The goals of their new program are: