WATCH VIDEO: Don Cameron of TerraNova Ranch

“We’ve been using SWIIM for the last two years to monitor our water usage on several crops on the ranch. Using SWIIM, we found some real discrepancies with our water application. We think long term it is going to be important to know exactly how much water is being used on each crop with SGMA (Sustainable Groundwater Management Act). We know monitoring water usage will be critical moving forward and we think SWIIM will be the best solution for us.”

Don Cameron, General Manager, TerraNova Ranch, Helm, CA

“SWIIM & the OnFarm software dashboard allows us to see our water use at a more granular level than ever before. We track irrigation, weather and crop data to make irrigation decisions throughout the season, including alerts on crop water needs. At the end of the season, SWIIM’s water balance reports allow us to analyze our efficiency, and make improvements for the future. Most importantly, it provides us with the thorough, audited record-keeping of water use that will be required to stay viable in the future of agriculture”

Tim Borel, VP of Operations, Nunes-Foxy Produce, Salinas, CA

“With increasing pressure on water allocations, accurate accounting for usage is a must. SWIIM’s monitoring and consulting services helped support my efforts. They manage the entire process and act as my trusted advocate when it comes time to review reports from the district.”

Jack Vessey, President, Vessey and Company

“With increased pressure on agricultural water, there is no better reason for a grower to get a handle on their water accounting.  Certifying water use seems to be a no-brainer in this day and age and quite frankly, helps us communicate the message to our customers that we are doing everything possible to be good stewards of our water resources.”

Sean Callens, Principal, Callens Farms LLC

“We use data in our farming operation effectively each day. When we first signed up with SWIIM we honestly didn’t think they could improve on our water conservation efforts. We were shocked to learn how SWIIM data was able to improve our operational savings for our sites, farm-wide. This results in significant increases in efficiency, to the tune of thousands of dollars.”

Grant Elmore, Principal, Elmore Companies/Desert Ranch

Forbes ranked SWIIM globally as one of the top 25 most innovative ag-tech companies two years running (2018 and 2017). To find the 25 ag-tech companies that carry the most potential, Forbes says they surveyed the agricultural technology landscape by speaking with experts, venture capitalists and accelerators; then, they examined financials and each company’s agricultural credentials.

Forbes ranked SWIIM globally as one of the top 25 most innovative ag-tech companies two years running (2018 and 2017). To find the 25 ag-tech companies that carry the most potential, Forbes says they surveyed the agricultural technology landscape by speaking with experts, venture capitalists and accelerators; then, they examined financials and each company’s agricultural credentials.

The [SWIIM] project was a success… Such a program is a higher value, less risky alternative to using the water rights solely for irrigation, and will foster a reduction in the desire of municipal [water] users to ‘buy up and dry up’ irrigated farmland

Large Family Grower, Northeastern Colorado

Historically, we have tried to pull in multiple sources of information, manually.  Things like flow, weather station ET and other similar data.  We found ourselves missing information and not being able to get connected, comprehensive and actionable data, smoothly. SWIIM brings sources together that we don’t have easy access to, and weaves it into something that does not provide information overload.

Large-Scale Grower, Central Valley, CA

It’s been an educational tool that allows us to better plan and better understand results. Being able to budget water to sell can also help create a buffer when commodity prices swing.

Mark Goldstein, Agricultural Properties Manager

SWIIM provides better data because it actually tells me what we are doing throughout the season, and provides a re-cap at the end with an audited, quality-checked report.  The benefit SWIIM brings of having all of our sources in one easy to ready dashboard is like nothing that is currently available.

Arvin/Edison, Farm Manager Central Valley, CA

We use a combination of SWIIM consulting and monitoring plus reporting on a portion of our more challenging fields.  Surface flow water deliveries have their own unique challenges but with SWIIM, they help us maximize on on-farm conservation payments in ways we cannot do on our own.  Our payments have increased significantly, compared to what we have achieved on our own.  The team at SWIIM does what they say they will do

Corporate Farming Company, Imperial, CA
Farming and ranching systems are complex and they require sophisticated analytical tools to make correct and optimal decisions. Fortunately, with the availability of easy to access data, with inexpensive computing power, and with clever software like SWIIM® Planner, farmers and ranchers can best decide how to use their portfolios of water assets.
John McKenzie, Director of DARCA (Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance)

SWIIM has taken [USDA] research and created a toolset designed for ease-of-use by the stakeholders that are in need of this type of information, which is important when it comes time to advise growers how to manage their water as a commodity with the potential for conserving a portion of their water for transfer to other uses outside of their farming operation.

Dr. Thomas Trout, Research Lead for the USDA (retired)

SWIIM gives farmers the opportunity to look at what their economic options are. It suggests to them what crops that they can grow, what kind of yields they can expect, what kind of water they should use. SWIIM is a packaged tool that allows farmers to look at how to sell or lease their water, and yet keep enough back to continue farming.

Dr. Gale Dunn, Soil Scientist and Project Lead for the USDA Agricultural Research Service

SWIIM software provides irrigators an accurate, economic and immediate way to conserve water and potentially increase their crop and water rights income. Tested by municipalities and government agencies, SWIIM is an academic-endorsed technology that improves the economic viability of irrigated farms. Simply put: It works.

Tom Cech, Executive Director, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District