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

Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

At the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in February, Comet Biorefining (London, Ontario) announced the location of a new, commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in Sarnia, Ontario. Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded the company a CDN$10.9 million grant for construction of the plant, a first of its kind. The project is the result of a partnership between [...]

By | 2017-04-04T02:32:49+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

Gabriel Gutierrez: More Than Just A Harvest Supervisor

Pacific Ag works across a large expanse of territory, which makes running simultaneous harvest operations a challenge. The skilled labor team at each location is key to running a multi-state harvest. Gabriel Gutierrez is no exception to the important work that is done by the field teams. Currently, Gabriel serves as a Western Kansas region [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Gabriel Gutierrez: More Than Just A Harvest Supervisor

Carrie Koeing: Mom, Friend, and Talented Co-Worker

Sitting at the conference table gazing at the ceiling for her thoughts, Carrie Koeing says there isn’t much people don’t know about her. “I’m an open book,” she adds. For Carrie, being in the spotlight is more of a chore than a highlight. She feels more comfortable working behind the scenes. However, Carrie is still [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Carrie Koeing: Mom, Friend, and Talented Co-Worker

Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Imagine drinking your favorite Coke beverage from a plastic bottle made from corn stover. That’s the vision of Coca-Cola’s PlantBottleTM initiative: to source biomass from corn stover and other non-food feedstock around the world to manufacture a bottle made entirely from renewable plant material by 2020. This November, Pacific Ag Vice President Harrison Pettit paid [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

In 2010, the CEO of what was then DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), the joint venture formed to develop and deploy cellulosic conversion technology, traveled to eastern Oregon to the headquarters of Pacific Ag. At the time, DDCE had a fledgling 225,000-gallon-a-year demonstration plant in Vonore, Tennessee. DuPont was still refining the technology and testing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

Strong relationships mean better customer experience

Pacific Ag owns and operates the largest fleet of biomass harvesting equipment in North America, and close working relationships with our equipment manufacturers mean a better experience for our customers. Our manufacturing process involves hundreds of thousands of acres on which harvested crop residue is field-densified into half-ton bales. The bales are stacked and stored before being shipped [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Strong relationships mean better customer experience

The Proprietary System that Powers Pacific Ag

After announcing our first round of venture capital investment, many of our customers will be curious to see how Pacific Ag will manage new growth while maintaining our tradition of strong relationships with our growers. It's no secret that it takes a skilled team to manage our increasing national footprint. Hundreds of thousands of harvested acres [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Proprietary System that Powers Pacific Ag

Local growers celebrate inaugural “Ag Day” with a big K-State win

Just as the fall corn harvest comes each year, so does college football in Kansas to the delight of many fans across the state. This year the Big 12 powerhouse K-State Wildcats took a unique community building approach to season’s kick off by hosting their inaugural “Celebrate Agriculture Day” supported by local organizations and businesses. [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Local growers celebrate inaugural “Ag Day” with a big K-State win

North Dakota or Bust: Pacific Ag enters 9th State!

With a growing national footprint, Pacific Ag has officially entered into its 9th state of operation, while joining the farmers of the Rough Rider state—North Dakota. Clear skies and fertile soil define the landscape of the 2015 wheat straw harvest. From Grand Forks down to Fargo, wheat farmers of the Red River Valley are experiencing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on North Dakota or Bust: Pacific Ag enters 9th State!