Case Studies

Caleb Counts – Connected Cannabis

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In a contest between quality and quantity, the former prevails.  That’s at least the reasoning of Caleb Counts, whose experience as a cannabis user and entrepreneur long preceded the plant’s 2016 recreational legalization in California.  Now, as he keeps things above board, Counts can’t help but be affected by those who, because of taxes, regulations, […]

Casey Houweling – Houweling’s

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Casey Houweling drives through stretches of farmland, he always stops to look at the crops—be they ripe strawberries, crisp celery stalks or plump tomatoes. He supplies the latter himself as the owner of Houweling’s, a family-run tomato and cucumber grower. The company produces in California and British Columbia facilities using only third-party verified, 100 […]

Chad Yakobson – Crooked Stave

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Chad Yakobson founded Crooked Stave, he wasn’t just trying to make good beer. He was trying to prove something. While most brewers had spent decades removing Brettanomyces in beer, he’d spent years studying how to use the yeast species. As laid out in his master’s thesis, he concluded that when left in, Brettanomyces creates […]

Chobani Yogurt

Est. reading time: 7 mins

Hamdi Ulukaya grew up in eastern Turkey, where his family was in the farming and dairy manufacturing business. In 1994 he came to the United States as a student, and following graduation he put a lifetime growing up in the industry into opening his first cheese plant. Organizing his brands under the Agro Farma Inc. […]

Caribou Coffee

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Whether reading data from the National Coffee Association or merely walking around in public, it’s clear to see the presence of coffee in the United States beverage arena. Forty percent of 18 to 24 year olds and over 50 percent of 25 to 39 year olds will enjoy at least one cup, and on average […]

C&B Farms

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Charles “Chuck” Obern discovered his passion for growing things as a high school student in the early 1970s, working in nurseries located north of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Now, as the founder of C&B Farms, his produce stocks the shelves of many grocery store chains around the country. His farms, located in Clewiston, Florida, and Cape Charles, […]

ColorPoint

Est. reading time: 5 mins

You probably didn’t give too much thought to those hanging flowers you bought at Lowe’s or another big-box store for $10 or $12. But someone did, and it’s very likely that someone was involved at a massive greenhouse and distribution operation in the north-central Kentucky city of Paris, or its second facility in Granville, Illinois. […]

Crofter’s Food Ltd.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Jam, a favorite breakfast spread beloved by so many, is a fairly uncomplicated product, but Crofter’s Food Ltd. is doing its best with this simple fruit spread to make a difference for the planet and the food supply chain. Crofter’s has become one of the largest manufacturers of natural, organic and reduced-sugar fruit spreads and […]

Continental Dairy Facilities LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Founded in 2009 by dairy industry veterans Mark Boytim and Steve Cooper, Continental Dairy Facilities LLC (CDF) is a dairy processing company with facilities in both Michigan and Texas. As a member of the country’s fifth-largest dairy cooperative, Select Milk Producers, CDF processes produ Located at a 270,000-square-foot former General Motors plant in Coopersville, Michigan, […]

Coyote Canyon Winery and Andrews Vineyards

Est. reading time: 4 mins

 According to Silicon Valley Bank’s annual wine industry report, more than 90 percent of wineries on the West Coast reported good-to-excellent harvests in 2014. In Prosser, Washington, family-owned Coyote Canyon Winery and Andrews Vineyards are a prime example of what optimal yields and high-quality harvests have produced in the Pacific Northwest. “We just completed an […]

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