Ag Link, Inc. is passionate about using applied technology to enhance direct marketing of California's farm fresh products.
Originally founded in 1993, Ag Link's initial goal was to "link" retiring farmers with entering farmers to transition farmland from one generation to the next. That division was later sold but the desire to help farmers never diminished.
In 2010, Ag Link, joined forces with a registered dietitian and veteran to school food regulations to begin consulting with school food service. Ag Link saw an opportunity to take the direct marketing and communication technology they had succeeded with in other industries and help it fill a niche that would benefit both California farmers and schoolchildren. This led to the launch of Ag Link's Farm to School tool - www.aglinkf2s.com in August of 2012.
In the process of building the farm to school supply network, Ag Link encountered many local producers whose products didn't necessarily fit the farm to school market but they were interested in using technology for direct marketing of their products to consumers. In 2014, Ag Link launched its Farm to Consumer iPhone App, Ag Link Connect, to connect consumers to local food, farms and fun! Web interface at www.aglinkconnect.com.
Rob and Jana Nairn each have Bachelor of Science Degrees in AgriBusiness Marketing from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Both have worked in business, management and sales for their entire careers.
The Ag Link team:
Rob Nairn - CFO & General Manager
Jana Nairn - CEO & Controller
Tami Ries - Office Manager
Jill Morgan - Customer Service Associate
Lauren Hammond - Sales Representative