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Our Story

Our Story

SureHarvest was founded in 1999 to develop farm and sustainability management information systems that drive sustainable value creation in the Food and Ag value chain.

Key SureHarvest milestones include:


As of 2023, application of the Sustainability MIS platform and strategic professional services engagements continue to deliver value for the Almond Board of California, the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), the Oregon Hazelnut Commission, the California Cut Flower Commission, Protected Harvest and others.

Almond Board of California
California Cut Flower Commission
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA)
Oregon Hazelnut Commission


At the end of 2016, SureHarvest became a division of Where Food Comes From (WFCF), America’s trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices. WFCF supports more than 15,000 farmers, ranchers, vineyards, processors, retailers, distributors, and restaurants with a wide variety of value-added programs and traceability solutions through its five divisions: IMI Global, WFCF Organic, Validus Verification Services, SureHarvest and Postelsia.

Where Food Comes From


2015 brought new collaborations with the Mushroom Council, focused on leveraging data collected via the Sustainability MIS platform to support the mushroom sustainability story, along with Sun World International, establishing a baseline analysis to support sustainability reporting and strategic planning efforts.

Mushroom Council
Sun World


Customized Sustainability MIS installations in 2014 for sustainability programs with the California Cherry Board, Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board, and California Cut Flower Commission, as well as PRO*ACT’s Greener Fields Together initiative.

California Cherry Board
Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board


Released software certification functionality in 2010 for CSWA’s award-winning Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. In 2015, 91 wineries representing more than 60% of CA volume and 483 vineyards representing more than 16% of CA acreage used SureHarvest’s Sustainability MIS software in their certification process.

California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA)


Contracted by the Almond Board of California starting in 2008 to assist in the design, development, and implementation of the California Almond Sustainability Program. 


Co-founded the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) in 2008. SISC is multi-stakeholder initiative that works on developing tools for measuring sustainable performance across the specialty crops supply chain.

California Almond Sustainability Program
Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC)


Contracted by Protected Harvest in 2007 to perform administrative duties and provides certification software. Protected Harvest is the certifier for the award-winning Lodi Rules program.

Protected Harvest


Entered into a software development agreement with CSWA in 2006 to design, build, and deploy sustainability performance management software for the Sustainable Winegrowing Program.

Version 1.0 of Farming Management Information System (Farming MIS) software released.


Competed for and awarded contracts in 2001 from the California Wine Institute (WI) and California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) to lead the design, development, and implementation of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program.

Lead consulting firm assisting the World Wildlife Fund, Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, and University of Wisconsin in the founding of Protected Harvest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable agriculture certification.

World Wildlife Fund
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
University of Wisconsin
We Deliver Sustainability Solutions From The Ground Up

We Deliver Sustainability Solutions
From The Ground Up

Where Food Comes From

As a division of Where Food Comes From, the industry’s go-to provider for third-party certification and verification services, we leverage our collective strength to deliver integrated services and products.

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