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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.

The Smith Family Foundation shares the importance of education with their members on a regular basis. Each year they offer financial support through scholarships to their team members as well as their dependents.  Their companies, which include JV Farms, Southern Colorado Farms, Skyline Potato, JV Farms Organic, Triangle Farms, Skyview Cooling and Fresh Innovations, have 500 employees in Arizona, California and Colorado.  

Over the past five years, CEO Vic Smith and his leadership team have provided over $600,000 in scholarships. Mr. Smith shared, “It’s actually an honor for us to be able to support those who give so much to fulfill the dreams we have for our companies. Each of our team members is critical to the success of our company. Some of my favorite success stories of our team relates to the staff sharing their pride in their personal education. We are all a part of something much bigger than ourselves. By investing in people’s education and future, our future becomes that might brighter.”

The 2018-2019 Smith Family Foundation Scholarship Recipients are:

  • Amy Barnum - Arizona State University
  • Joshua Hansen - Utah Valley University
  • Jacob Hansen - Mesa Community College
  • Nayeli Avendano - Arizona State University
  • Elizabeth Silva- Hartnel College
  • Brianna Guirola - Arizona Western College
  • Melissa Chavez - Trinidad State Jr. College
  • Keegan Quintana - Notre Dame
  • Aidee Valles - Trinidad State Jr. College
  • Edith Soria - Trinidad State Jr. College
  • Ashlee Morales - The University of Arizona
  • Erica Marin - Arizona Western College
  • Mariah Mondragon - Adams State University
  • Yulissa Felix - Arizona State University
  • Glaudia Villegas - Arizona Western College
  • Brittany Zavala - Mt San Antonio College
  • Guillermo Jimenez - Northern Arizona University
  • Daniela Vizcarra - Arizona Western College
  • Clarissa Zavala - Arizona Western College
  • Alex Rivas - Arizona State University
  • Gilberto Ramos - Arizona Western College
  • Jennifer Villegas - Arizona Western College
  • Yanel Plata - Northern Arizona University
  • Susana Cuevas - Arizona Western College
  • Nicol Quiros - Grand Canyon University
  • Chelsie Vizcarra - Arizona State University
  • Braden Smith - Northern Arizona University
  • Elizabeth  Zavala - Tucson Dental Assistant School
  • Yosedit Romero - Colorado State University
  • Ida Talamantes - Arizona Western College
  • Annyssa Morales - University of CA-San Diego
  • Abraham Plata - Arizona Western College

To learn more about JV Smith Companies, the Smith Family Foundation or the scholarship program, please contact Kristan Sheppeard, 928-246-9108 or email

Source:  JV Smith Companies