Terrantic names Brunner as new sales director

Nicole Brunner
Nicole Brunner

Nicole Brunner, who has a wide range of experience spanning various facets of the tree fruit industry, including work in grower compliance, grant management, warehouse safety and business development in ag technology, recently joined Terrantic as its director of sales, according to a news release. 

Having served most of her career in roles within the agriculture production community, Brunner brings an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and her diverse background, coupled with her Spanish-language skills, positions her as a strategic asset in driving Terrantic’s mission forward, according to the release.

Terrantic works to empower food producers to improve operations through data-driven insights and aims to help companies maximize throughput and yield, minimize waste and enhance overall profitability.

For more informaton, visit: terrantic.com.

Certis Biologicals and SDS Biotech K.K. combine on biological crop protection

Certis Biologicals and SDS Biotech K.K. recently announced a collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of agricultural biological products, according to a news release.

“By leveraging our respective resources, we aim to accelerate the development and delivery of biological solutions to farmers globally,” said Mike Allan, vice president of business development and licensing for Certis Biologicals. “We are laser-focused on meeting the needs of our growers, and we are excited to embark on this journey with SDS Biotech.”

The collaboration builds on existing initiatives from both organizations to grow the biologicals market with efficient and sustainable solutions for farmers and enhance crop protection and yields in years to come.

“Together with Certis Biologicals, we are committed to creating more efficient, effective and sustainable products for growers,” said Keisuke Sekino, director and general manager of research and development for SDS Biotech. “We are poised to make significant strides in addressing the evolving needs of the agricultural community.”

For more information, visit: CertisBio.com.

Bailey sales team welcomes new members

Paul Hassing
Paul Hassing
Johanna George
Johanna George

Bailey, a family-owned nursery company head-quartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and serving customers worldwide, recently announced the addition of Johanna George and Paul Hassing as its newest territory sales representatives, according to a news release. George will partner with customers in southeast Minnesota, eastern Iowa and Missouri. Hassing will partner with customers in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, northeast Minnesota and western Ontario after the retirement of Bailey sales representative Ken Banaszewski. 

George joins the team at Bailey with over 20 years of experience in the industry, many of which were spent working in retail, managing employees, growing perennials and selling trees, shrubs and evergreens. Hassing started at Bailey 25 years ago, working in many areas across the company, including container inventory, bareroot production and, most recently, in planning and administration with plant production and purchasing. 

For more information, visit: baileynurseries.com.

Intermex and PickTrace join forces to help ag workers send money across the border

PickTrace, a labor management platform built for large-scale farming operations, and Intermex, a money transfer service provider, have recently joined forces to help improve the way agricultural guest workers in the U.S. send money back home, according to a news release. Users are now able to send money via the PickTrace mobile app. This service has been integrated into PickTrace’s existing application, requiring no additional enrollment or activation process for customers.

“Over the past 10 years, PickTrace has been committed to digitizing the labor management practices across the U.S. specialty crop sector, where today PickTrace serves hundreds of agriculture employers,” said Joel Zemer, CEO at PickTrace. “With the introduction of our mobile remittance platform, PickTrace is now creating value for the hundreds of thousands of agriculture employees that historically have had limited financial service offerings available to them. We are thrilled about the impact this new partnership with Intermex will enable for the U.S. agriculture workforce, supplying an easy and cost-effective solution to send money back to their home country.”

Intermex applies proprietary technology, enabling consumers to send money from the United States, Canada and Europe to more than 60 countries. 

For more information about PickTrace, visit: picktrace.com. For more information about Intermex, visit: intermexonline.com.