Co-Owner of GoldenSun Insights, Randy Riley, will be leading a panel discussion at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Leadership Summit held on June 13th, 2023. The focus of the session will be targeting resiliency and innovative solutions to help preserve the future of the agriculture industry. The experts included on the panel are David Nothmann, Chief Operating Officer of Unfold; Shely Aronov, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InnerPlant; Jason Wargent, Founder and Chief Science Officer of BioLumic Ltd; Connie Bowen, Co-Founder of FarmHand Ventures.
Titan Farms, the premier grower, packer, and shipper of fresh peaches and vegetables, is pleased to welcome James Sparks as its new Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, Titan Farms announces the recent promotions of Jason Rodgers and Ross Williams. Confident these three individuals will continue to be of immense value to the organization, Titan Farms celebrates the profound knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills between them. These three key employees bring unique perspectives and innovative ideas that will help Titan Farms remain at the forefront of the industry and deliver their customers the highest quality products and services.
Four Star Fruit, a leading table grape grower/shipper, is pleased to announce Justin Dixon as Director of Imports. The company is delighted to welcome Dixon, who will play a pivotal role in expanding Four Star's presence in growing regions worldwide and building sustainable partnerships with grower priorities top of mind.
Wholesum, Fair Trade Certified growers and shippers of organic farm-fresh vegetables, is treading the path to becoming a more fully integrated farm by building in-house capabilities to produce organic seeds.
Michigan-based BelleHarvest is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Valley View Company, LLC, which represents a significant milestone for the company. The company’s acquisition significantly increases its overall growing and storage capacity by 20%, providing the company with a greater ability to expand its varietal mix and enhance overall quality for the end consumer. This strategic move reinforces BelleHarvest’s position as one of the top apple grower/shippers of premium quality in Michigan.
Tozer is one of the largest independent and family-owned vegetable breeding companies in the world, Tozer is proud to offer a wide range of high-quality celery varieties for the primary growing season. Tozer has been at the forefront of celery varietal development since it established the world's first commercial F1 hybrid celery variety. Today, the company continues to lead the world in celery varietal development.
As a world leader in vegetable seed breeding, Tozer is concentrated on developing new and improved varieties aligned with market trends. Tozer is a leading originator of wild arugula seeds, breeding them for over 20 years, with many of them recognized for their high quality, flavor, and vigor. The company’s innovative breeding program has resulted in a wide range of highly sought-after varieties, including various wild and salad arugula types, available for the upcoming spring season plantings.
FirstFruits Farms is making big strides in the fresh produce industry with the construction of an advanced cherry production line at their facility located in Prescott, WA.
Wholesum, Fair Trade Certified growers and shippers of organic farm-fresh vegetables, introduces new Italian sweet peppers, Dolci Belles. This new offering is part of Wholesum’s strategy to focus on innovative organic greenhouse grown varieties that bring an upgraded, flavorful experience to the consumer.
Jason Fuller and Randy Riley, co-owners of GoldenSun Insights (GSI), announce continued growth for the company in 2023. Two members of the GSI team received promotions; Shelby Ralston has been appointed Senior Marketing Manager, and Kayla Pilcher has been appointed Marketing Associate. Additionally, GSI welcomes Alyssa Hoffman to the Marketing Team as Marketing Coordinator. These promotions showcase the company’s dedication to employee advancement and organizational growth.