Making good growing better
Nature Safe is part of Darling Ingredients, the world's largest repurposed of animal proteins. Our products offer a reliable supply of high-quality fertilizer for agricultural producers and turf experts from coast to coast.
Our commitment to agricultural and green industry professionals runs deep. Specifically, our mission is to improve the vitality, sustainability, and profitability for:
Sustainability is in our DNA
Since 1882, our parent company Darling Ingredients has been repurposing animal by-products and other residuals to become the industry- and world-leading expert.
As part of the world’s leading developer and producer of sustainable organic ingredients, Nature Safe is committed to helping meet the rising demand for food, feed, fuel, and fertilizers. We work hard to ensure that we offer our customers high-nutrition ingredients through unmatched sustainability innovations by deriving our raw materials from organic residuals.
The future of organic
Looking forward, we plan to help organic and conventional growers create sustainable practices by feeding the soil and reducing their carbon footprint. We believe our fertilizers can help provide the growing population in the U.S. and worldwide. Nature Safe continues to be a leader in high-quality organic fertilizers by offering better ingredients, products, and results.
With over 60 years of experience in the potato industry, Spudnik has developed achines for each phase of production and transportation. In addition, we have added equipment for the Sugarbeet and Vegetable industries. We offer equipment for Harvesting, Planting, and Storing.
Denham Plastics is a full-service provider of plastic material handling solutions. Our goal is to transition the agriculture industry into plastic container solutions that are sustainable, affordable, and reduce the risks of foreign objects and foodborne illness.
We distribute harvesting containers (bins, totes, and pallets), rent used containers for transitional seasons, repair (replacement parts and plastic weld), and recycle (unusable containers). We work with the customer to transition their business from wood and fiber containers and bins and convert them to plastic solutions. In addition, current technology has allowed us to introduce metal flake (for metal detection devices) and anti-bacterial resin reducing the possibility of foreign objects and other food safety risks.
Denham Plastics LLC was established in December 2000 in Salinas, CA. We started with a 700 sq ft building in an industrial park in the center of the packaged salad market. Jeff Denham with expertise in the produce market partnered with Mike Hutchings an expert in the plastic container industry and formed Denham Plastics, LLC.
For nearly 100 years, Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been a leading grower, shipper, processor, and marketer of fresh vegetables and citrus. Known for its superior celery, the company has expanded its facilities over the years to accommodate recent developments such as celery juicing and other health and wellness trends to provide consumers with the freshest celery possible. With primary locations in Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan, Duda Farm Fresh Foods carries a commitment to innovation and sustainability and believes in growing a healthy future for generations to come. As the fresh produce division of DUDA, we are a sixth-generation, family-owned, Florida-based corporation.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods products include citrus, celery, fresh-cut celery, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, lettuce/leaf, and radishMostrity of our products are sold under the Dandy® brand and served in retail and foodservice establishments throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to supplying fresh whole celery, the company supplies fresh-cut celery to retail, food service, institutional, and food products customers from its processing plant in Oxnard, California.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods leads the world in research and development to naturally breed superior celery varieties for a difference you can taste. We have invested heavily in working alongside nature to perfect growing the sweetest, crispiest varieties available.
As we continually encourage families to eat more fresh produce, we aim to establish connections with consumers and drive brand loyalty. Every season, we educate and inspire shoppers to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their daily diets as part of a healthy lifestyle. These connections are designed to be developed before, during, and after purchase to encourage brand loyalty, ambassadorship, and engagement with our social community.
AGQ Labs is a multi-national analytical laboratory serving many industries around the world. With a strong emphasis on Agronomy and Food Safety analysis in the United States, we are committed to providing industry-leading turnaround times, expertise, and customer service to support leading food and agricultural organizations. We strive to assist our clients in ensuring the safety and quality of their products, as well as optimizing crop yields and improving overall sustainability.
At AGQ Labs, we have a team of highly trained and experienced scientists and technicians who conduct a wide range of tests and analyses using cutting-edge equipment and proprietary techniques. We provide chemical residue, heavy metal, and nutrient analysis services. Several international and national organizations accredit our laboratory holding our lab to the most stringent guidelines that ensure we produce quality data for our clients.
Food safety testing is one of our core competencies; however, we offer various other services to assist our agricultural clients in optimizing their crop yields. We provide soil testing services to assist farmers in identifying important information about their soil’s nutritional makeup, composition, and fertility. We also provide plant tissue analytical services to assist farmers in identifying the nutrient status and overall health of their crops.
AGQ Labs is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, including accurate and reliable results. We recognize the importance of timely results and work alongside our clients to ensure that everything they need is delivered on time.
In addition to testing, our knowledgeable team can provide various recommendations to assist our clients in navigating complex regulations and guidelines governing the food and agricultural industries. We offer advice and assistance on various topics, including food safety regulations, sustainability, and environmental compliance.
Maintaining an ISO-17025 Accreditation has allowed us to serve clients with high-quality data for over 20 years. With the increasing complexity of regulations and varying complex agricultural environments around the world, ensure yourself to partner with a lab you can trust!
Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, identification, quantitation, and environmental monitoring solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Headquartered in Camarillo, California, with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, the United Kingdom, and China, and over 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide, Hygiena Solutions spans the globe.
Harrens Lab Inc. is a third-party analytical laboratory located in Hayward, California. We offer complete solutions for our customers through consultation, training, inspection, and analyses. Harrens Lab is ISO 17025:2017 (Certificate No: 4074.01 4074.02) accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
We grow the best medicine in the world® Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation's fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including nearly half of America's fresh organic produce. Some members also farm throughout the U.S. and in other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, we have provided variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn more about Western Growers on our Twitter and Facebook.
Triangle Farms and JV Farms Organic are custom-growing operations based out of the Salinas Valley. Triangle and JVO have a diverse crop portfolio with over 30 different crops being grown across their ranches spreading from Salinas to San Lucas. The primary commodities for the two companies consist of romaine lettuce, head lettuce, and broccoli. Approximately 80% of the crops are conventionally farmed under Triangle and about 20% are organically grown by JVO. Triangle Farms and JV Farms Organic are both a part of the JV Smith Companies family. The JV Smith Companies team first began in 1970 and has since grown to ten companies spread throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Mexico. JV Farms Organic was established in 2012 and Triangle Farms joined JV Smith Companies in 2018. JV Smith Companies has become a leader in the agriculture industry by utilizing innovative techniques and working as a team to produce a safe and high-quality product. Food safety is of utmost importance to all their companies. Coming from a background in post-harvest food safety, Angie Ramirez, the Manager of Food Safety & Organic Compliance for both Triangle Farms and JV Farms Organic, brings a unique perspective on food safety at the field level and is constantly looking for innovative ways to further the companies’ food safety practices.
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California LGMA brings farmers together to make lettuce and leafy greens safer. The LGMA verifies food safety practices, enforces through government audits, and requires a commitment to continuous improvement. Working collaboratively with university and industry scientists, food safety experts, government officials, farmers, shippers and processors, the LGMA created a unique and rigorous science-based food safety system that protects public health by reducing potential sources of contamination and establishes a culture of food safety on the farm.
LGMA members are companies that ship and sell California-grown lettuce, spinach and other leafy greens products. The California LGMA has a sister program in Arizona that is almost identical. Working with hundreds of farmers throughout California and Arizona, LGMA members produce approximately 90% of the leafy greens grown in the U.S. – that adds up to over 50 billion servings of leafy greens each year! www.lgma.ca.gov
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We provide high-quality, premier audio and video communications systems that greatly improve your group tours, presentations, training sessions, language interpretation, and much more. Each individual in your group will hear equally well with crystal clear clarity. Also, our systems can provide two-way interaction that allows any individual to ask questions and be heard by all. Your tours, presentations, meetings, and training sessions will be much more successful when everyone can communicate.
R.C. Farms was formed in 1971 with only 350 acres. Currently, more than 10,000 crop acres are grown in the Salinas and San Joaquin Valleys for multiple Shippers. In 1986, RC Packing was formed as an FLC for custom harvesting. The Caprara Family has a legacy of service and passion growing and harvesting the safest and highest quality produce.
Heavy Connect develops easy-to-use mobile software to simplify agricultural field and facility operations. Customers can use the HeavyConnect platform to make standards compliance (like FSMA or OSHA) easy with automatic documentation informed by current regulatory guidelines. Managers are equipped with operation-wide data insights to make smarter decisions in real-time. Founded in Salinas in 2015, HeavyConnect’s mission is to provide field-ready software that simplifies customer workdays and allows growers to get back to what they do best: growing high quality, safe food. Most recently, HeavyConnect released a new way to digitally track and document worker training in order to stay OSHA-compliant, as well as functionality to enable remote audits.
AgTech Insight is a global leader in full-spectrum agriculture technology consulting services. We have an elite team of subject matter experts around the world, each of whom has a unique skill set to help our clients execute both short and long-term strategies. We deliver distinctive consulting and advisory expertise to a variety of companies and large corporates, governments, investors, farmers, industry leaders, and more. Our team tracks over 3,000 digital AgTech companies around the globe and get past the smoke and mirrors to work with real companies to make a huge impact on the world’s food supply. In 2014 we saw the Agriculture and Tech industries starting to collide and were inspired to start AgTech Insight as a bridge to help these two very different industries collaborate. We specialize in sharing deep, on-the-ground experience in the emerging AgTech space that is necessary for success in this evolving industry. http://www.agtechinsight.com
For over 30 years Green Rubber – Kennedy Ag has been your best source for agricultural and industrial supplies. Our product lines include custom conveyor belts, custom urethane rollers & parts, pumps, hoses, valves, nozzles, fittings, tanks, trailers, and more. We have five locations to serve you including Salinas, Watsonville, Greenfield, Modesto, and Yuma.
Monterey County Farm Bureau is the private, nonprofit association of farmers and ranchers throughout Monterey county, located on the California Central Coast. Founded in 1917, Farm Bureau serves as a collective voice for farmers and ranchers and provides information, advocacy, benefits, and services. Farm Bureau collaborates with other agricultural organizations to fulfill its purpose of working for the solutions to the problems of the farm and ranch, the farm home, water resources, the environment, and the rural community.
SCS is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development. For nearly 40 years, we have supported customers with training, auditing, certification, and strategic consulting services covering food safety: GAPs/GMPs, HACCP, SQF, BRCGS, FSSC22000, GLOBALG.A.P, PrimusGFS, Internal Auditor, and more. Certifications include Non-GMO Verified, USDA Organic, Gluten-Free, Sustainably Grown, SMETA, Fair Trade, FSA-SAI, Rainforest Alliance, and more.
Food and Agricultural companies are leading the industry towards greater environmental and social responsibility. SCS is proud to present California Giant Berry Farms, the world’s first strawberry grower to be certified under our Sustainably Grown standard. They have set an important precedent for growers to demonstrate sustainability efforts. Watch this video and see what makes Satsuma Farms strawberries so special.
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