Whole Orchard Recycling


Highlighting the Benefits of Whole Orchard Recycling on California Clean Air Day (Oct. 6, 2021) – On Clean Air Day here in Calif. we highlight the benefits of our Whole Orchard Recycling (WOR) service, removing old, unproductive orchards and grinding the trees – rather than burning the material – for soil incorporation. This zero-waste alternative to open burning not only helps keep our air clean, but improves soil health and aids in carbon sequestration. It can also help improve production in tandem with the right amendment/nutrients plan. A decade-long study by the UC Cooperative Extension concluded that orchards undergoing WOR [...]

Whole Orchard Recycling2021-10-06T17:01:39-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jeremy Bowman


Jeremy Bowman, Director of Engineering and Projects Holloway’s Director of Engineering and Projects, Jeremy Bowman, always has his eye on the horizon, looking for what’s next and will help Holloway continue its mission to be a full circle company. And this excitement toward the future and new initiatives is exactly what any company wants from someone who is charged with leading projects. “I am not content with the status quo,” Bowman says. “I think it's exciting that we at Holloway are always looking for the next venture and the next thing.” Bowman knew Dan Allen, Holloway’s COO, and he knew [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jeremy Bowman2021-09-29T23:00:25-07:00

Holloway Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies


Named Fastest-Growing Ag & Natural Resources Company, No. 1253 overall on 2021 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2021) – The Holloway Group today made Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Holloway, not ranked on Inc.’s list previously, didn’t just make the top 5,000, it came in among the top 1,500 private U.S. companies – ranking No. 1,253 on the annual list. Holloway was also the top-ranked company in the "Agriculture and Natural Resources" industry. Founded in 1932 as H.M. Holloway Inc., a gypsum mine located in Lost Hills, [...]

Holloway Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies2021-11-15T20:31:15-08:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Dan Allen


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Dan Allen2021-09-01T23:37:30-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Mike Kennedy


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Mike Kennedy2021-08-16T19:33:49-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Stevi Flood


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Stevi Flood2021-07-20T22:53:23-07:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Gil Luera


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Gil Luera2021-11-15T20:32:37-08:00

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jordan Burt


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 [...]

Meet Your Partners in Growth Series: Jordan Burt2021-11-15T20:34:18-08:00

Growing Forecasts in the Central Valley for 2021


By Holloway Ag With 2020 firmly in the rear-view mirror, many people wonder if 2021 will be like a bad hangover or a breath of fresh air. While only time will tell, there are some hypotheses in the Central Valley agricultural community for what to expect from the growing season this year. The Interest in Growing Hemp Continues In the San Joaquin Valley, there are primarily orchards and vineyards, with row crops like corn and wheat in the mix. While these crops are a staple of the area, in 2020 and into 2021 there has been [...]

Growing Forecasts in the Central Valley for 20212021-12-01T21:29:22-08:00

2020’s Crush Season Brings Big Changes in Business


By Holloway Ag Like most things in 2020, Crush Season for vineyards and wineries has a whole new look and feel. In more “normal” years past, Crush Season was a time of festivals, tourists, special events, and a way to celebrate together. At Holloway Ag, we work with many vineyards in the Paso Robles area. Gil Luera, Holloway Ag’s Business Development Associate for the Paso area, sees firsthand how this year’s Crush Season has been very different, and how many of the growers and wineries are adapting to survive during these changing times. “Celebrations are off [...]

2020’s Crush Season Brings Big Changes in Business2021-12-01T21:32:08-08:00
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