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Mar 24, 2020

National Ag Day

2020-03-24T10:27:29-06:00Mar 24, 2020|

March 23-24th is National Ag Day and SWIIM celebrates our partners in agriculture.  During these uncertain times, we are honored to be affiliated with this essential sector.  Men and women working to assure that we have food on our table, each day.  Thank you for your commitment to every American, each day.

Mar 11, 2020

On-Ground Telemetry Set Up in Salinas

2020-03-11T18:37:42-06:00Mar 11, 2020|

Upon driving through Salinas, California this past week, we came across a new, compressed SWIIM set-up for telemetry in the field, utilized to gather flow data as a part of the water balance calculations we perform for our clients.  If you blink while heading through the field, you'll almost miss it! This unit sits at [...]

Mar 04, 2020

When Is My Favorite Food Harvested?

2020-02-27T19:29:17-07:00Mar 04, 2020|

When visiting the 2020 Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Denver last week, we were pleased to see a produce calendar showing when each of our favorite fruits and veggies are available.  A little known fact for non-aggies....  Now you can reference this chart as needed. SWIIM is a proud member of the Colorado Fruit [...]

Feb 27, 2020

SWIIM at Colo Fruit & Veggie Conference

2020-02-27T18:53:52-07:00Feb 27, 2020|

Robert Sakata, President CFVGA SWIIM attended the 2020 Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Denver, Colorado on February 24th and 25th.  We are proud members of this Western Growers-affiliated association focusing on Colorado's agricultural needs.     Robert Mix as MC Roger Mix of Mix Farms led the event, alongside [...]

Feb 25, 2020

SWIIM on California Ag Today Radio

2020-02-25T10:55:36-07:00Feb 25, 2020|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France is interviewed by California Ag Today radio host Tim Hammerich about water accounting and the importance for growers moving forward.  He mentions the importance to acquire on-farm water accounting data throughout the season to make effective adjustments, versus waiting until the end of the season.

Jan 27, 2020

SWIIM CEO Speaks at CA Irrigation Institute Conference

2020-01-27T19:54:34-07:00Jan 27, 2020|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France speaks at the California Irrigation Institute 2020 annual conference in Sacramento, on the topic of the technical skill sets needed in today’s agricultural sector. He spoke about the challenges of combining agriculture and technology, two sectors that historically are very different. Finding employees that retain both the agricultural expertise and the [...]

Jan 10, 2020

SWIIM CEO Testifies In Front of the House on AgTech Innovation

2020-01-10T11:23:40-07:00Jan 10, 2020|

SWIIM CEO Kevin France testified in front of a House subcommittee regarding farming in the 21st century, discussing the impacts of agriculture technology in rural America. Topics included the challenges around surface and groundwater availability, broadband connectivity in these regions and other relevant topics.  He discussed the challenges with ag-tech adoption and the importance of [...]

Dec 17, 2019

SWIIM Featured in Growing Produce Article

2019-12-17T12:18:57-07:00Dec 17, 2019|

Western Growers CEO, Thomas Nassif, authored this article speaking to the need for agricultural technology to help protect agriculture well into the future.  SWIIM is mentioned in the piece. Tech Provides Beacon of Hope for the Future of Ag By Tom Nassif | December 11, 2019 In an accelerating trend, a litany of regulations — many [...]

Dec 06, 2019

SWIIM Featured On RDO Water’s Latest Podcast

2019-12-06T16:26:32-07:00Dec 06, 2019|

SWIIM's Business Development Manager Harry Ferdon speaks with host Tony Cramer from RDO about his experience with SWIIM and about the recently-announced partnership between the two companies. SWIIM provides a new standard in water measurement than allows growers to receive an accurate accounting of the water both delivered and consumed on their fields. "Our ultimate [...]

Nov 19, 2019

SWIIM Announces RDO Water Partnership at Growing Innovations

2019-11-19T19:21:50-07:00Nov 19, 2019|

SWIIM enjoyed hosting a booth a presenting at the 2019 Growing Innovations conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. We announced the recent strategic partnership with RDO Water and our partners at RDO Water provided information to many of their clients during the conference. SWIIM's on-farm water accounting platform helps growers track their water allocation and plan [...]