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John Pound Interview, Part II

John Pound Interview, Part II | Agra Tech

John Pound is the Owner and Founder of Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading commercial greenhouse manufacturers, with its headquarters in Pittsburg, CA. Click to read Part 1.

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Published on:
09/10/2014

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John Pound Builds Agra Tech Into a leading Commercial Greenhouse Manufacturer

John Pound Builds Agra Tech Into a leading Commercial Greenhouse Manufacturer | Agra Tech

John Pound, 65 has been running Agra Tech, Inc. for 41 years after founding this commercial greenhouse manufacturing company in Salinas, CA in 1973. Things have changed in many ways since John Pound began this successful company, but his passion hasn’t waned one iota. “People used to ask me how were you able to start a greenhouse business at 24,” Pound said. “But, today I’m the old man in this industry, so things have truly changed.

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Published on:
07/28/2014

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Let's Meet Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz, Sales Engineer

Let's Meet Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz, Sales Engineer | Agra Tech

Jim, please tell us about your background when it relates to farming, agriculture and greenhouse farming?

I literally grew up in a greenhouse and purchased my parents’ retail nursery and wholesale/retail growing operation right after graduating from college. That’s where I found my passion in growing bedding plants, native trees, shrubs and poinsettias and learned there is no substitute for getting your hands dirty and working hard. I loved the challenges the business presented;  meeting greenhouse heating and cooling requirements in the extreme heat and cold of foothills weather, managing a seasonal staff, adjusting cultural variables to make sure plants were blooming or colored-up to meet the demands of our customers at holiday times. To promote our business, I developed a weekly radio show which aired for one hour every Saturday and afforded me the opportunity to interface with interesting experts in our field.

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Published on:
04/23/2013

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Greenhouses  Personnel