Meet supervisor Mercedes Pinto-Flores

Mercedes Pinto-Flores joined Calagri (now PacificAg) in 2013. “I started as a tractor driver and baler,” Mercedes said. “The next year I started supervising and I’ve been doing that ever since.” As a supervisor, Mercedes is responsible for a crew that runs balers and stackers out in the fields. He’s also responsible for keeping the [...]

By | 2018-05-08T19:49:57+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Ready, resilient, resourceful”—meet Pacific Ag’s 2017 Straw Dog award winners

Each year, Pacific Ag recognizes two employees with its Straw Dog award. The award goes to those who live by the three Rs that make Pacific Ag successful: they are ready, resilient and resourceful. Courtney Riddle, responsible for accounts payable and admin, earned the Straw Dog for her outstanding performance as the front-line contact for [...]

By | 2018-03-02T16:34:01+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Ready, resilient, resourceful”—meet Pacific Ag’s 2017 Straw Dog award winners

Meet farm manager Brooks Robison

To Brooks Robison, working in agriculture is second nature. He was born and raised on a farm in southeast Idaho, where his family grew alfalfa and wheat as well as raised cattle. “Growing up on a farm prepared me for the job I have now, but on a whole different scale,” Brooks explained. “General industry [...]

By | 2018-03-02T16:34:11+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet farm manager Brooks Robison

Meet production manager Noe Pareja

Noe Pareja went to work with Kerry Calaway in 2002, and has been part of the Calagri team ever since. Calagri is now a division of Pacific Ag, but Noe’s role as a production manager continues unchanged: he is responsible “for a little bit of everything.” “I get the harvest equipment dialed in, and make [...]

By | 2018-03-02T16:34:18+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet production manager Noe Pareja

Meet assistant operations manager Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor has been onboard with Calagri, a division of Pacific Ag, for more than 10 years. He joined the company as an operator in 2004 at the age of 16, and served in various capacities including crew leader and farm manager as he worked his way up to his current position of assistant operations [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:34:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Meet assistant operations manager Trent Taylor

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