ANTHONY P. SILVEIRA, JR.

Summary

An experienced upper level farm agricultural manager with over 15 years of success in orchard and vineyard Development/management; skilled in managing large territories of farms over 5 thousand acres; able to interact and communicate effectively with all levels within a corporation; strengths include self-motivation, organization, attention to detail, and working with customers at all levels.

Employment History



APS Ag Management, Hanford, CA 2015-Present

Principal Owner

Nut Tree and Grapevine Procurement

Complete Farm Management

Real Estate Land Investor/Procurement

Agriculture Consulting




Cal Western Nurseries, Visalia, CA 2004-2018

Wine grapes, table grapes, raisin grapes and walnut trees.


Sales Manager

Manager of sales and field checks of 4,000 customers in California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Represent Cal Western Farming Company in FPS (UC Davis) and California Table Grape Commission and USDA Agriculture Research Services (Parlier, CA). Meetings & Educational Activities. Responsibilities include following up on all plantings and ensuring a 98% take and following up on account receivables ensuring the company received payments for our products and to maintain customer satisfaction. Prior to my employment with Cal Western, the take was 85%. I was able to increase sales and reduce vine loss which increased the take from 85% to 98% which resulted in increased profits to our bottom line.


Associations and commodity commissions

• California Association of Wine Grape Growers

• California Raisin Growers Association

• California Table Grape Commission

• California Fruit Tree and Nut Tree and Grape
Vine Improvement Commission (C.F.N.G.I.)

• California Root Stock Commission

• California Farm Bureau Federation
Major Accomplishments:
  • Opened up wine grape sales (new vine planting) in Oklahoma, Texas, new Mexico, and Arizona. We have sold At least 100,000 vines per year with increases every year since 2005.
  • In California, we sell 2.5 million vines per year.
  • Because of our intense nursery practices, our company has been awarded for having clean grape stocks and being free of viruses, fungus, and insect diseases.


US AID with J. E. Austin and Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C. 2007

Horticulture crops in Karachi, Quetta, and Lahore, Pakistan.


Consultant and Advisor

US AID mission was to bring agricultural areas of Pakistan up to United States standards. The purpose of the mission was to meet with Pakistan growers and provide information regarding American agricultural practices.


Major Accomplishments:
  • Gave lectures to agriculture students at the University of Balochistan in Quetta.
  • Gave lectures to Pakistan growers and agricultural students regarding table grapes, pomology, and nursery practices.
  • Completed field tours with growers and provided information regarding horticulture practices.


Sunmet (formerly Met West Agri-Business) Del Rey, CA 1998-2003

Premium wine/grape vineyard operations.


Ranch Manager

Managed Madera Ranch, Del Rey Ranch, Chowchilla Ranch, Los Alamos, and Clarksburg Premium Wine Grape Ranches. Responsibilities included Supervisor of the Controller, Assistant manager, and Shop Supervisor covering 5,500 acres. Orchard Supervisor and Packing and Cold Storage Supervisor for the largest Granny Smith Apple operation in California covering 1,000 acres.


Major Accomplishments:
  • Reorganized operations to keep overhead down and increase efficiency by centralizing four separate offices into one office consisting of the following: one manager, one controller, one ranch secretary, a shop division, a tree fruit packing and cold storage division, a pest control advisor, and four ranch mangers that reported to one general manager.
  • Consummated good long term wine contracts with good price per ton.
  • Ran operations with great efficiency and maximized production and profits and minimized expenses.


Met West Agri-Business-Del Rey, CA 1990-1997

Fruit and nut trees.


Ranch Manager

Managed Madera Ranch, Del Rey Ranch, and Kerman Ranches with a total responsibility for 4,800 acres of peaches, Nectarines, plums, almonds, wine grapes, raisin grapes, and row crops.


H.P. Metzler & Son, Del Rey, CA 1985-1989

Fruit trees, wine and table grape vines.


Ranch Manager, Whistler Ranch in McFarland 1986-1989

Managed, CA. Wine and table grapes; 3,320 acres. Apple Ranch in North Bakerfield, CA. Granny Smith apples: 640 acres. Vineyard Management Group (VMG) (formerly Pacific Metzler Farms), Total 1,365 acres.


Ranch Manager, Del Rey Division 1985-1986

Managed peaches, nectarines, plums wine and table grapes, Granny Smith apples: 2,000 acres. Vineyard Management Group (VMG) (formerly Pacific Metzler Farms), Total 1,365 acres.


OTHER POSITIONS HELD

Pacific Metzler Farms, Huron and Cantua, CA
Ranch Manager


Giffen, Huron, CA
Ranch Manager


Silveira Dairy Farm, Hanford, CA
Owner


Silveira Walnut Farms, Hanford, CA
Owner


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Management
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


Bachelor of  Science Minor, Dairy Science
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


Associations

  • California Association of Wine Grape Growers  (including Wine Grape Sustainable Ag Assoc.)
  • California Raisin Grower’s Association
  • California Table Grape Commission
  • California Fruit tree and nut Tree and Grape Vine Improvement Commission (C.F.N.G. I)
  • California Root Stock Commission
  • California Farm Bureau