James R. Maxwell founded and serves as CEO of various California and Idaho agricultural companies, including Agriland Farming Company, Inc.; Agri Systems, Inc.; Madera Ag Supply, Inc.; Pistachio Harvesting, Inc.; and Growers Fig Company, Inc. These companies combine to form a fully integrated, nationally ranked permanent crop operation specializing in almonds, pistachios, grapes, walnuts and citrus. Related operations include an agricultural tree nursery, custom nut harvesting businesses, Idaho field crop farming, wholesaler of Ag hardware, agricultural real estate brokerage, and secured Ag lending. Maxwell earned an MBA from California State University, Fresno where he also served as part-time faculty in the Craig School of Business. Prior to founding his own companies, he served as COO of a public agricultural company.
He has served in various community and industry organizations and has, with his Great Danes, been a volunteer at Valley Children’s Hospital for the past nine years. Jim and his wife Kristine have four children and live in northwest Fresno.