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Sustainability: Not just a buzzword. Its business strategy.
SureHarvest's 5Ps of SustainabilityTM is a proven method of aligning strategy with measurable progress to drive value. After a decade of development, this strategic approach is helping organizations throughout the agrifood value chain become more successful. To learn more watch this brief video.
provides a full set of solutions for growers and agrifood companies pursuing sustainability strategies - farming management software, sustainability management software, sustainability consulting services and third-party sustainability certification - throughout the agrifood supply chain. Clients span the agrifood value chain and benefit from SureHarvest’s market-leading expertise and experience working with growers, packer/shippers, processors, wineries and their trade associations.
SureHarvest collaborated with clients to design and implement these world-class sustainability programs:
The Latest News
Three new clients implement sustainability performance management systems with SureHarvest
SOQUEL, CA (October 28, 2014)
SureHarvest announced that it is rolling out sustainability performance management software with three new clients–produce supply chain management company PRO*ACT, the California Cut Flower Commission and the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board. These organizations are deploying SMIS, SureHarvest’s secure online sustainability performance management platform.“We’re honored to partner with these progressive organizations to implement the SMIS platform, which will empower them to manage and grow their industry-leading sustainability programs”, says Dr. Jeff Dlott, SureHarvest CEO. Click here to read the entire press release.
Project seeks to demonstrate public goods, private benefits with performance metrics across the leafy green supply chain
Grant focuses on leafy greens best practices (October 23, 2014)
SureHarvest is partnering with the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) on a two-year project that will bring participants in the fruit and vegetable supply chain together to determine best practices for sharing of performance metrics related to input use. Alison Edwards, project director for SISC, said the group recently won a California State Conservation Innovation Grant for the project. “The idea behind the project will be to design a model for the best use of performance metrics throughout the supply chain,” she said. Click here to read The Packer article.
Bringing biochar back to agricluture
Producing biochar - a fine-grained, charcoal-like material ideal as a soil amendment - is a 2,000-year-old practice. Biochar can be found in soils throughout the world as a result of vegetation fires and historic soil-management practices. And this ancient amendment is amassing fans across the globe thanks to its impressive list of soil and atmospheric benefits. Click here to learn more about biochar's use in agriculture.
Join Dr. Cliff Ohmart at Specialty Crop School July 15 - 17
SureHarvest's Dr. Cliff Ohmart, VP of Professional Services, will speak Tuesday July 15 at the San Joaquin Valley 2014 Specialty Crop School. Dr. Ohmart's presentation will explore the relationship between sustainable, organic, and conventional agriculture. The SJV 2014 Specialty Crop School takes place July 15 - 17th in Visalia, CA. Click here to learn more about attending.
America's 'first' pear, the Bartlett, touts sustainable appeal
America's 'first pear', the Bartlett, to begin harvest July 7 (June 26, 2014)
The first Bartlett pears of the season are set to harvest in California July 7. “California Bartletts provide consumers with an heirloom experience because this is the same product people can find in their local farmers market. They have been sustainably-grown for over 100 years by smaller, family farmers who are trusted and safe,” said Chris Zanobini. Click here to read full article.
California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) highlighted in Turlock Journal
Farming smarter with less water (June 24, 2014)
“Once you start understanding what sustainability means, you think more about it. It encompasses everything in your business — your employees’ well being, the wellbeing of the environment—it all revolves around sustainability,” said Dirkse.SureHarvest partners with Mendota to create their sustainability program. Click here to read the full article
Mendota Bioenergy Launches its Website
Soquel (June 26, 2014)
Mendota Bioenergy, LLC (MB) is a renewable biofuels company focused on converting low-carbon-intensity energy beets grown in California’s Central Valley into advanced and cellulosic ethanol for drop-in transportation fuels, high-value animal nutrition feeds, agricultural fertilizers and recycled irrigation water. SureHarvest partners with Mendota to create their sustainability program. Click here to visit their website (www.mendotabeetenergy.com)
Act Local, Think Global to Drive Agrifood Supply Chain Sustainability
Soquel (June 5, 2014)
SureHarvest's Andrew Arnold shares his perspectives on ways to align top-down (buyer-driven) with bottom-up (local or grower-driven) sustainability initiatives in a new white paper, Act Local, Think Global to Drive Agrifood Supply Chain Sustainability. Click here to read the full white paper.
Wine Institute Publishes Down To Earth: A New Book on California Sustainable Winegrowing
San Francisco (April 2, 2014)
Wine Institute has released a new book, Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California, a consumer-friendly guide to environmentally and socially responsible practices that shows how sustainability influences California vintners and growers throughout the year as they grow and make wines. The book was written by Janet Fletcher and photographed by George Rose, both award-winning journalists. Click here for full Press Release.
Rainier Fruit's Employee Programs Verified By SureHarvest
Selah, WA (March 11, 2014)
Rainier Fruit Company recently completed a rigorous assessment of its employee programs to verify that these claims are indeed true. As a family-owned company, Rainier operates its Good Stewardship Program with a scope that extends beyond sustainable farming to include investments in its human capital and community. SureHarvest, an agri-food sustainablilty solutions company, worked with Rainier over the course 2013 to examine Rainiers's wellness programs using their proprietary "5Ps of Sustainability" verification process. Click here for full Press Release.
|Oct 28, 2014
||SureHarvest Adds Three Clients Implementing Sustainability Performance Management Systems
|Oct 23, 2014
||Grant focuses on leafy greens best practices
|Mar 11, 2014
||Rainier Fruit's Employee Programs Verified By SureHarvest
|Nov 12, 2013
||Greener Fields Together Documents National Farm Partners' Sustainability Gains
|Oct 22, 2013
||How Del Monte is measuring the next food evolution
|Oct 3, 2013
||Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience
|Sep 23, 2013
||SISC Releases First Suite of Metrics
|Aug 22, 2013
||Panelists tout collaboration as way to address ag issues
|Aug 13, 2013
||Ted's Montana Grill Joins PRO*ACT'S Greener Fields Together Farm-to-Fork Sustainability Initiative
|Aug 5, 2013
||The Future of Farm Extension
|Jul 24, 2013
||SureHarvest Recognized by the Soil and Water Conservation Society
|Jul 15, 2013
||Book Review: View From the Vineyard by Dr. Cliff Ohmart
|Jul 12, 2013
||California almond board progresses toward sustainability program
|Jul 12, 2013
||Crops stewardship index working on pilots for metrics
|Jul 12, 2013
||Greener Fields Together initiative verifies sustainable growers
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