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Jun 24, 2019

Walking SWIIM Sites in Blythe

2019-06-20T14:55:51-06:00Jun 24, 2019|

There is nothing better than taking a day out with SWIIM clients to conduct field tours  of SWIIM installations throughout our regions.  Here we are touring an open channel, above-water monitoring site in Blythe, CA.  The sensors on top of the channel transmit near-real-time flow, as it is happening through the equipment located in the [...]

Jun 20, 2019

Learning the Language of Groundwater

2019-06-20T14:29:39-06:00Jun 20, 2019|

By Lori Pottingger, PPIC groundwater (ground·wa·ter \-wȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\ Water beneath the land surface that fills pore spaces in underlying soil or rock. Groundwater is a critical part of California’s water supply—on average, underground aquifers provide nearly 40% of the water used by California’s farms and cities, and more in dry years. But after decades of unsustainable pumping [...]

May 31, 2019

40 Million Reasons To Use The OnFarm Dashboard

2019-05-31T18:41:02-06:00May 31, 2019|

Did you know that the SWIIM/OnFarm dashboard processes over 40 million data points each and every month?  This data includes water application, water consumption, crop stress, climate, soil moisture and other important inputs, dialed down to a field- and crop-level, for every one of our clients.  The toolset provides water balance data not available from [...]

May 30, 2019

SWIIM at Forbes Ag Tech in Salinas

2019-05-31T12:04:55-06:00May 30, 2019|

  Join SWIIM at the 2019 Forbes Ag Tech Summit in Salinas, CA on June 26-27. Forbes has chosen us to be featured at the Western Growers Innovation Showcase for a third year.  SWIIM was recognized at a Top 25 Ag Tech company by Forbes two years running, 2017 and 2018. Visit our booth to [...]

Dec 24, 2018

Holiday Celebrations Begin at SWIIM

2018-12-23T12:41:28-06:00Dec 24, 2018|

Our team loves the holidays - each of our offices celebrate the holidays a bit differently.  Our Fresno office decided to have a holiday potluck this year.  Lance Donny, SWIIM's COO brought his pizza oven to the office and cooked up tasty treats for our SWIIMers in the Central Valley.  Looking at these pictures makes [...]

Oct 30, 2018

SWIIM CEO Speaks At Western Growers Annual Meeting About Arbinger

2018-10-30T18:46:08-06:00Oct 30, 2018|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France said, "This is a story about how I was wrong a few times before I was right about how to manage people."  He spoke at this year's Western Growers 93rd Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California about Arbinger Institute principles helped him become a better leader and provided a foundation for [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Western Growers’ 93rd Annual Meeting In Full Force!

2018-10-28T22:54:34-06:00Oct 29, 2018|

“It gets better every year,” says SWIIM CEO Kevin France – watch the full interview here.  SWIIM is at Western Growers Annual Meeting, October 28 – 31, 2018 at JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA. Kevin has the the honor of speaking at this year's event about the Arbinger Institute and the impact their philosophy has had [...]

Oct 28, 2018

Three Global Food Issues Salinas, CA is Working to Solve

2018-10-28T22:07:40-06:00Oct 28, 2018|

As originally published on the City of Salinas website on October 25, 2018. As the global population increases and climate change continues to impact agriculture, global food systems are facing new challenges and obstacles each year. Salinas – one of the leading agricultural centers of the world – is addressing [...]

Oct 01, 2018

SWIIM Expands Office In Fresno

2018-10-01T10:55:16-06:00Oct 01, 2018|

SWIIM has expanded its offices in the Central Valley, as it integrates its current Fresno team with OnFarm staffers.  They are now all working out of a larger office in Fresno, which is located in the Holiday Business Center, right down the street from our prior location.  Our new address in Fresno is 2023 North Gateway [...]

Sep 04, 2018

SWIIM Team Tours Duda Fresh Packing Operations

2018-09-02T22:49:37-06:00Sep 04, 2018|

From left to right: Kevin France (SWIIM), Greg Lewis (Duda Fresh), Harry Ferdon (SWIIM), Dave Puglia (Western Growers) and Darren Fillmore (SWIIM) Members of the SWIIM team, including Dave Puglia, SWIIM board member and Executive Vice President of Western Growers, had the honor of touring Duda Fresh's celery packing facility in Oxnard, California where they [...]