Ag & Water Management

Sep 19, 2019

SWIIM’s CEO Presents at CAIA Conference in Pismo Beach

2019-09-19T15:02:34-06:00Sep 19, 2019|

Kevin France, SWIIM's CEO presented at the California Agricultural Irrigation Association 2019 Fall Conference in Pismo Beach.  He spoke to the need for growers to take control of their agricultural water reports and not leaving it to others to monitor their usage.  He discussed the importance of growers to manage their water use with solid [...]

Jul 08, 2019

SWIIM/OnFarm Works With 50 Data Partners

2019-06-23T20:38:46-06:00Jul 08, 2019|

DID YOU KNOW that the SWIIM/OnFarm dashboard connects with 50 different data partners, including its preferred vendors. Anything agronomic, SWIIM has a partner for that! This in addition to our delivery, weather and satellite data sources. The dashboard is "data agnostic," meaning if it communicates with the internet, we can likely capture it. Meaning all [...]

Jun 27, 2019

Forbes AgTech Summit 2019 – Day Two

2019-06-27T08:07:41-06:00Jun 27, 2019|

          Day 2 of the Forbes AgTech Summit 2019 is underway in downtown Salinas, CA.  Highlights yesterday included a keynote by Steve Forbes, a speech from Western Growers EVP and SWIIM board member Dave Puglia and the CEO of Land O' Lakes, Beth Ford.  All discussing the need for ag-tech to [...]

Jun 26, 2019

SWIIM is Live at Forbes Ag-Tech 2019 Salinas

2019-06-26T10:40:55-06:00Jun 26, 2019|

The Forbes 2019 Ag-Tech Summit is now live and SWIIM is here - come visit our booth in the innovation center and learn how detailed, on-farm water accounting can help you protect your farming legacy well into the future.  Detailed water delivery and consumption reports that not only set your water use baseline, but also [...]

Jun 26, 2019

SWIIM Now Processes 20 Million Data Records / Month

2019-06-23T20:27:21-06:00Jun 26, 2019|

DID YOU KNOW that the SWIIM/OnFarm dashboard now processes nearly 20 million data records a month on average, including water use and other valuable agronomic information, helping our growers protect their water allocations and grow more food with less water.  We use in-field data, regional and data from satellite - providing a multi-dimensional view of [...]

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 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 12, 2018

Colorado River drought plan ‘gaining momentum’ as CAP board signals support

2018-12-12T11:44:54-07:00Dec 12, 2018|

The agency that manages the Central Arizona Project canal signaled its support for the latest outline of a Colorado River drought plan in a vote that could lay the groundwork for a deal aimed at preventing Lake Mead from reaching perilously low levels. Board members of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District passed a motion [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Working with California Tribes on Upper Watershed Restoration

2018-11-30T11:12:35-07:00Nov 30, 2018|

“Fish are very important to me, to my family, my culture.” “It’s surprising how much you rely on traditional foods if you’re in a community like we are. You don’t necessarily realize it until you don’t have it . . . especially salmon.” “If the water quality got better, rivers and creeks would be much [...]

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 [...]