Through the distribution agreement with the consortium, SWIIM’s water accounting solutions will be provided to San Joaquin Valley growers and water districts
Water accounting solutions provider SWIIM System has entered into a long-term, sales and distribution agreement with Central Irrigation and Water and Land Solutions, a Merced-based consortium of companies.
The consortium provides irrigation equipment and services for growers, water districts and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies across the San Joaquin Valley of California.
The companies that will partner with SWIIM are part of Ag Center 59, a consortium of agricultural professionals working together to provide quality, needed services.
Under the agreement, Ag Center 59’s affiliates will assist in strengthening sales and distribution of SWIIM’s water accounting solutions to San Joaquin Valley growers and water districts concerned about the impending implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
SWIIM CEO Kevin France said: “This sales and distribution agreement is designed to allow SWIIM to expand its reach more rapidly throughout the San Joaquin Valley, with the help of the well-respected agricultural professionals from Ag Center 59.
“With submission of groundwater management plans looming in 2020, this agreement couldn’t have been reached at a better time.”
Water and Land Solutions managing partner Brad Samuelson said: “As groundwater pumping becomes regulated and irrigation water becomes more scarce, accurate accounting of all water sources will be paramount for long term farm planning and survival.
“SWIIM’s platform has proven reliable, is easy for farmers to use and we are looking forward to working with the grower community to further implement their product.”
Merced-based Central Irrigation president Keith Yamamoto said: “Our team at Central Irrigation believes the future of agriculture will demand accurate and prompt data, especially in terms of water consumption and accounting.
“Our partnership with SWIIM is a major step towards solving our growers’ needs and properly managing our most valuable resource, water.”
In June this year, SWIIM had agreed to acquire OnFarm Systems, a Fresno-based Internet of Things (IoT) data integrator and provider of software and analytics tools that help farmers simplify their data while improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability.
After the deal is closed, OnFarm will continue working from its primary offices in Fresno, California.