2019 Business Sponsors
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Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin has a team of lawyers with various agriculture backgrounds including the dairy industry. Our attorneys represent businesses in all aspects of business formation and litigation and are experienced in helping businesses fulfill their legal obligations to their employees, keep up with the ever-changing labor law landscape in California, and in defending them in employment and labor disputes. Our litigation services include counsel and advice on day-to-day matters, including but not limited to: Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Business Formation, Hiring and Firing Procedures, Handbook and Policy Drafting, Severance Agreements, Pre-termination counseling, Audits of time keeping practices, Cal-OSHA investigations, and Workplace Investigations. We also defend business owners in the following areas: Wage and hour claims (including meal and rest break violations, overtime, PAGA, and related remedies); Wrongful termination; Discrimination (including race, national origin, age, medical conditions, disability, sex, gender, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and sexual orientation.); Retaliation; Whistleblower claims; FMLA, CFRA, and other leave-related claims; Retaliation claims under Labor Code §132a; Mediation and arbitration; and Administrative proceedings (including Labor Commissioner, DFEH, EDD, EEOC, and DOL).
Bennett Water Systems provides market-leading and innovative solutions for water conservation and management to its clients, which are primarily farmers and agriculture operations in the Western U.S. The family-owned company utilizes its 85+ years of experience in solving water-related problems with its deep knowledge of soils, climate, crops, water regulations and farm economics in order to design, construct and maintain a variety of customized water systems. Combined with the wastewater management solutions of Bennett Environmental, we are ready to help your operation optimize every aspect of how it interacts with water.
Armona – 10538 14th Ave
Bakersfield – 19464 Creek Rd.
Escalon – 1433 Main St.
Lemoore – 955 S. Commerce Way
Selma – 2405 Chandler St.
Bennett Environmental turns wastewater liabilities into sustainable assets using proven Israeli technology that is fast, efficient, and small in footprint. We create renewable natural gas or electricity, helping to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals while also using scalable and modular solutions at the same time to harmlessly reduce nitrogen by up to 95%. With Bennett Water Systems, we conserve and re-use water to increase irrigation and nutrient use efficiency, with yields and profits. All these things will improve air and water quality and help to address the looming challenges of SGMA.
Visalia – 113 N. Church St, Suite 510
California Dairy Digital, the California dairy industry’s number one magazine, is the only publication to exclusively serve the California dairy community, home to more dairy producers, cows and milk than any other state. First published in July of 1992, California Dairy Magazine was created to better meet the needs of California dairy producers, who operate under a unique set environmental, economic and regulatory conditions that set it apart from anywhere else in the world. In January of 2017, California Dairy Magazine advanced to a new digital platform, and now reaches the industry through social media, video news and of course, the beloved publication in its new digital format. Subscribe to receive this monthly publication online today FREE at CaliforniaDairyMagazine.com.
F&R Ag Services was formed in 2013 by Vince Furtado and Joe Ramos with the primary goal of providing the dairy industry a common sense approach to meeting regulatory compliance at a reasonable cost. Our staff with over 50 years of combined experience has now grown to nine full-time professionals including four Certified Technical Service Providers (TSP’s) on staff which understands the challenges of operating dairies in California and attempts to minimize the burden of regulatory compliance for their respective clients.
Our primary service is and will continue to be assisting our producers with dairy-related regulatory requirements imposed by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, including on-site inspections, preparation of Annual Reports and recordkeeping.
However, to fully meet our clients needs, F&R also is well versed in preparing Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans for NRCS, EQIP funding, assistance in obtaining Conditional Use Permits in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Madera Counties and in seeking Grant funding opportunities currently offered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture under the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP).
With over 250 facilities currently entrusting F&R to assist them in meeting their regulatory compliance, our company is committed to the Central Valley dairy Industry.
American AgCredit, CoBank, Farm Credit West, Fresno Madera Farm Credit and Golden State Farm Credit are cooperatively-owned lending institutions providing agriculture and rural America with a dependable source of credit. We specialize in financing farmers, ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives, rural utilities and agribusinesses. Farm Credit offers a broad range of loan products and financial services, including long-term real estate loans, operating lines of credit, equipment and facility loans, cash management and appraisal and leasing services…everything a “growing” business needs.
Superior Quality, Untouchable Service, and Delivering to Our Client’s Needs are just a few of the uncompromising values we deliver each and every day at Laird Manufacturing. We are proud to be one of the Largest manufacturers of Cattle Feeding Equipment in the World. We also provide world-class Cattle Feeding Equipment Servicing. All Laird Manufacturing cattle feeding parts and cattle feeding equipment are built with uncompromising pride and attention to detail right here in the United States. We maintain an extensive parts inventory to minimize downtime – backed with our superior factory trained service technicians to meet your cattle feeding needs when needed most.
In the last six years, 75% of the dairy digesters in California have been built by Maas Energy Works. With over a decade of digester development and continuous operations experience, Maas Energy Works is the leading developer of manure digesters in California with zero projects shut down! We currently have 40 digesters in active development. Alongside building 17 new projects, we have also refurbished older digesters like Open Sky Ranch (Formerly Vintage Dairy), Hilarides Dairy and Castalanelli Dairy. Our success is built on a business model that puts the dairyman’s interest first – allowing them options to own 100% of the project or to be paid a generous fee per cow. Contact us at 530-710-8545 for a quote or tour of one of our project sites and visit our website to see more information (www.maasenergy.com).
Yosemite Farm Credit is the farmer’s choice for agriculture financing. Our roots date back 100 years to 1916! Yosemite Farm Credit is a local member-owned cooperative dedicated to serving the agricultural community with the best financial products, solutions and customer service in the industry. Yosemite Farm Credit offers an array of financing and banking solutions to meet your agriculture-enterprise needs. We invite you to come by or call one of our six offices to learn how Yosemite Farm Credit can help you prosper!
Modesto (209) 527-1900
Turlock (209) 668-3522
Patterson (209) 892-6136
Los Banos (209) 827-3885
Merced (209) 383-1116
Oakdale (209) 847-7021
Zenith is the premier Ag specialist in California workers’ compensation insurance. From dairies to all Ag-related industries, we recognize the importance of agriculture and the effort it takes to compete in the global agriculture industry. We combine depth of expertise with a forward-thinking approach to achieve the highest level of service and outcomes for our clients. We believe insurance is a long-term investment in your employees and the success of your business. We’re passionate about helping the Dairy Industry’s customers support their employees with safe workplaces, and if injuries occur, helping injured employees get the medical care they need and return to work.
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