Harvest season is winding down, which means it’s time to exhale, kick up your feet and take a vacation, right? Think again. Harvest season is the most stressful time of year on our crops, whether you’re shaking trees and vines, or wrapping up another round of alfalfa or tomato harvest. Our soils are depleted come September, lacking moisture and barren of critical nutrients that support soil health and a homogenous rootzone. Now’s the time to get in, get soil samples and see what amendments are needed to breathe life back into your soils heading into next year. Our agronomist team [...]
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Dan Allen, Chief Opperating Officer In every great company, there is an operations person behind the scenes who effortlessly makes it all come together. Walt Disney had Roy Disney, Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak, and Holloway has Dan Allen. Allen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for all of the Holloway Group encompassing its many different companies and business lines. He is most comfortable out of the limelight and in the thick of operations, getting things done. But he wasn’t always behind the scenes. For a majority of Allen’s career, he was in city government, first in water management and [...]
Mike Kennedy, Senior Sales Associate Senior Sales Associate, Mike Kennedy is a straight-up, no fuss kind of guy. And that’s what his customers at Holloway Ag love about him. They know they will always get the best and most practical solutions coupled with excellent customer service. “I love building strong relationships with my customers,” Kennedy says. “It’s the best part of this job!” Kennedy is a native of Bakersfield, CA, with deep roots in the Valley. In fact, he and Holloway’s Director of Agronomy, Steve Lenander grew up together. Kennedy is also an avid fisherman and has always been drawn [...]
Stevi Flood, Human Resources Stevi Flood is a farmer’s daughter. Growing up in Buttonwillow outside of Bakersfield, Flood’s family are cotton farmers who have grown a multitude of crops over the years, like their father and grandfather before them. In fact, Flood’s family farm, Cauzza Ranches, has been growing in the Central Valley since 1930. “I grew up going to the fields and my Dad would let us drive the cotton pickers,” Flood remembers fondly. “I have huge gratitude towards farmers and knowing where our food comes from and how the raw materials for clothes are grown.” The family has [...]
Gil Luera, Senior Sales Associate Senior sales associate, Gil Luera is a solutions guy. And most often, those solutions are based on data with your soil in mind. Luera has been working in sales in the ag field his whole career and spent a good portion of the past decade in the agtech industry, where he developed a real appreciation for soil science and using data to make the best recommendations for the grower. As a sales associate at an irrigation management company, Luera worked with large scale farming operations to collect data on the efficiency of their water, where [...]
Jordan Burt, Vice President and Director of Farm Services A hometown product with deep roots in Bakersfield, Holloway’s Vice President and Director of Farm Services, Jordan Burt, is solidly invested in the Central Valley ag community and growers’ success. Burt oversees all of Holloway’s services, from spreading amendments to full orchard and vineyard development. He and his team have grown the service offerings of Holloway from an idea to bring back spreading trucks, to a fully integrated, start-to-finish suite of services to help the grower succeed. “Holloway had done spreading years ago and wanted to get back into it as [...]
Daniel Terry, Vice President - Director of Ag Products and Sales As a third-generation Holloway employee, Daniel Terry is no stranger to Holloway and its relationships with growers in the Central Valley. His father, Vard Terry, currently President of the company, has been with Holloway for almost 50 years. Collectively, the Terry family has over 200 years of combined service as employees of HM Holloway. “I remember going with my dad out to the gypsum mine and playing,” Daniel recalled. “He would have me tag along lots of times.” But oddly enough, even with the strong family connection to Holloway, [...]