Dave Sargent

Dave Sargent

Owner of Sargent Farms in Prairie Grove, AR, USA

Dave Sargent was born and raised on a dairy farm near Prairie Grove Arkansas. At the age of 17, Dave joined the Army where he spent the next nine years. He attained the rank of first lieutenant. Dave lost his hearing and had to leave the Army. He went back to the farm where he was raised and went back to farming. Dave is still farming and, at the age of 75, has no plans to retire. He began selling to Walmart almost 15 years ago. He started out selling to one store and last year he shipped produce to 25 percent of Walmart’s Distribution Centers.

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Session Details

Speaker at: Breakout Sessions localg.a.p.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 October, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom

Session Description

localg.a.p. is the stepping stone toward certification. An efficient solution for markets where quality standards in agriculture are emerging, it helps producers gain gradual recognition by providing an entry level to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And it helps retailers gain access to quality foods, support their local and regional producers, and promote Good Agricultural Practice.