Local straw family brings consistent, reliable supply model to regional dairy farmers

  Stephanie Borgen and her husband, Tom, joined forces with national crop residue harvest and supply company, Pacific Ag, nearly a year ago. They are not new to the straw business—Tom and Stephanie have their own small company, Red River Straw based in Georgetown, Minnesota, that produces straw-filled wattles (tube-like devices used to minimize erosion [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:19+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Local straw family brings consistent, reliable supply model to regional dairy farmers

Meet general manager Kipp Curtis

Kipp Curtis grew up in Pendleton and made it his goal to work in agriculture. After he earned a college degree in environmental science, he did research for other companies, including Bayer Crop Sciences. He also raised Angus bulls on a ranch he managed outside of Hermiston. Kipp came to Pacific Ag in 2011 as [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:19+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Meet general manager Kipp Curtis

Pacific Ag strengthens synergy with Krone during visit to world headquarters

Krone, a family-owned and operated company, has been making equipment for the ag industry since 1906. Kipp Curtis and Steve Van Mouwerik of Pacific Ag visited Krone world headquarters in Germany in October. While Pacific Ag has worked closely with the equipment manufacturer’s North American operation for some time, the trip marked the [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:19+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pacific Ag strengthens synergy with Krone during visit to world headquarters

Meet office manager Debra Bedford

Debra Bedford joined Pacific Ag in June 2015 for what she thought would be three to four weeks processing paperwork and auditing stacks during the busy harvest season for North Carolina’s general manager Eddie Rowe. “I must have made an impression because six months later, I was still there, transitioned to full-time, and also started [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:19+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet office manager Debra Bedford

Meet production manager Blake Borgen

Blake Borgen is the production manager for Pacific Ag’s Upper Midwest region. His primary role is to serve as the liaison between farmers and the Pacific Ag crew. “I line up the acres for the crews to bale,” he said. “I get our crews out to the right places, and make sure they have their [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:19+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet production manager Blake Borgen

Meet dispatcher Linda Spain

Linda Spain is a dispatcher/broker for Pacific Ag Logistics, based at the Pacific Ag North Carolina office. She’s been with the company since March 2016. Linda brings more than 25 years of transportation experience to her position, but notes that this was her first foray into agriculture. “I was accustomed to dispatching from fixed dock [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:20+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet dispatcher Linda Spain

Pacific Ag Welcomes Kerry Calaway

When Pacific Ag bought Calagri in June, it gained more than a harvest company and expanded supply and market reach. With the acquisition came approximately 30 fulltime employees, as well as Calagri co-owner Kerry Calaway. “(Pacific Ag CEO) Bill Levy and I met 18 years ago on a baling project,” Kerry said. “Ever since, we’ve [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:20+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pacific Ag Welcomes Kerry Calaway

Meet Tom and Stephanie Borgen of Pacific Ag’s ND operation

Tom and Stephanie Borgen were in San Antonio for an erosion control conference earlier this spring, and that's where they ran into Pacific Ag's CEO Bill Levy and general manager Eddie Rowe. Tom and Stephanie were already familiar with Pacific Ag, as part of their family business involves selling wheat straw and manufacturing erosion control products. [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet Tom and Stephanie Borgen of Pacific Ag’s ND operation

Meet Donice Medina, from Pacific Ag’s Western Kansas Office

Donice Medina is often the first person you’ll see when you step into Pacific Ag’s Western Kansas office, and her friendly, easy, outgoing personality makes this an ideal place for her. She joined the Pacific Ag team in August 2014, and is responsible for payroll processing and accounts payable. Previously, she spent 14 years as [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet Donice Medina, from Pacific Ag’s Western Kansas Office

Pacific Ag Focuses on Feed Yards and Dairies with New Hire

Brook Holstein Campbell has been recently hired as the High Plains Sales Manager with her charge to develop new business with feed yards and dairies in the High Plains region. “We’re actively diversifying our sales channel in Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and the Texas panhandle,” said Harrison Pettit, vice-president of corporate development. “We have a reliable [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pacific Ag Focuses on Feed Yards and Dairies with New Hire