AgSocio is an agricultural labor and service provider operating in California, Arizona, and Colorado.
We offer a range of custom labor-related services to help our clients comply and compete in the rapidly evolving agricultural labor market.
IN OUR FIRST FOUR YEARS
(2019 - 2022)
We currently work in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Imperial, and Santa Barbara counties in California, in Yuma County in Arizona, and Alamosa County in Colorado.
We have worked in berries, leafy greens, and row crop vegetables focusing on harvest, irrigation, crop weeding and thinning, transplanting, tractor work, ranch maintenance, and food safety support.
CO-FOUNDER, GENERAL MANAGER
Matt Rogers is co-founder and general manager of AgSocio. Prior to starting AgSocio, Matt spent many years working on strategic purchasing initiatives and social, environmental, and food safety issues in the produce supply chain for Whole Food Market. Through his work with growers across the US, Mexico, Central and South America, Matt saw the need for a new approach to agricultural labor that better serves workers and growers alike. Matt took a leave from Whole Foods Market to explore the opportunity. He quickly found a lead investor and AgSocio was born. Matt serves on the standards committee of the Equitable Food Initiative and on the board of directors of CIERTO. Matt is currently a member of the National Agricultural Worker Advisory Council of the National Center for Farmworker Health.
Connect with Matt on LinkedIn
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SAFETY, & TRAINING
Goretti V. Calvo is director of human resources, safety, and training. She brings to the team more than 20 years of experience in human resources, loss prevention and agricultural labor law compliance. Goretti is the key to AgSocio’s commitment to full compliance and best practice employment across the operation. Prior to joining AgSocio, Goretti played key roles in developing and guiding large labor businesses in the Salinas Valley and was a well-regarded consultant to employers on agricultural labor topics in California and Arizona. Goretti was inspired to join AgSocio for the opportunity to build an agricultural employment program the right way from day one.
Connect with Goretti on LinkedIn.
FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hugo Rico is AgSocio’s field operations manager. Hugo communicates daily with our clients, coordinates our crews, supervisors, and forepersons, and manages data flow to measure productivity and ensure we are exceeding customer expectations. Hugo has previously worked for both growers and labor companies in farm operations and harvest management. Hugo is a proud graduate of the Agricultural Business program at Fresno State.