Industry Advancement

At JV Smith Companies, we take feeding the world very seriously.  We believe in giving back to the agricultural industry that allowed our company to grow.  Our Chief Executive Officer, Vic Smith, and the rest of the executive team sit on several industry boards where forward thinking and being good stewards of the land are at the top of their priority list.  Here are just a few ways we take an active role in industry advancement:

Yuma Center of Excellence on Desert Agriculture

Yuma Center of Excellence on Desert Agriculture Board of Directors - an innovative public-private partnership that connects top scientists to the desert agricultural industry.

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Western Growers Board of Directors

Vic Smith serves on the Western Growers Board of Directors, an organization to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members through providing a lobbying voice in state and federal government, affordable health benefits, PACA support, legal and human resources guidance and more.

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Leafy Greens Task Force

Vic Smith joined the Leafy Greens Task Force designed to assess and address issues associated with recent foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to consumption of leafy greens and to prevent such a tragedy from occurring in the future.

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UA Endowed Chair on Food Safety

JV Smith Companies supports UA Endowed Chair on Food Safety creating the opportunity for students to get a B.A. in Food Safety

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Equitable Food Initiative

Vic Smith serves on the Equitable Food Initiative Board of Directors, an organization that brings together growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumers to transform agriculture and improve the lives of farmworkers.

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