Wilbur-Ellis Receives ResponsibleAg Certification At Soledad Location

Local Agribusiness Branch Certified Safe and Secure

SOLEDAD, Calif., – December 15, 2016 – Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announces the ResponsibleAg certification of its retail location in Soledad, California.

Under ResponsibleAg, retail fertilizer dealerships have access to comprehensive inspections based on federal regulatory requirements. These inspections are carried out by trained auditors who have successfully completed an intensive training course based on the objectives of ResponsibleAg.

“We are very proud of the effort and commitment our employees, especially our safety committee members, put into our ResponsibleAg program,” said Wilbur-Ellis Branch Manager Gregg Johnsen. “We believe participating in the ResponsibleAg program has made Wilbur-Ellis Soledad safer for our employees, our community and the environment.”

Located in Salinas Valley, a region known for its diverse crop offerings, Wilbur-Ellis Soledad was acquired from Soilserv, Inc. in 1999. The location is now a full-service location, offering delivery of crop protection and plant nutrition products, as well as application services.

“It was a positive experience working with the Soledad team as they approached and took on this challenge,” said Wilbur-Ellis EHSS Representative Raul Covarrubias. “They set their sights high, met their goals and raised the bar that much higher for safety, environmental stewardship and security in our organization.”

Soledad is Wilbur-Ellis’ seventh location to receive the ResponsibleAg certification. Wilbur-Ellis will continue to build upon its ResponsibleAg partnership as the company seeks certification at other fertilizer branches across the United States.

Wilbur-Ellis Soledad Branch Manager Gregg Johnsen can be reached at (831) 678-2612 or via email at gjohnsen@wilburellis.com.