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 | 2017-08-21T23:55:27+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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