Agricultural, Forest + Urban, Green By-Product Marketing + Recycling
Nicholas B. Cartwright (Nick), coordinates special projects and assists in strategic business and market development plans.
His diverse experiences range from working in the steam ship industry to coordinating special offshore geophysical surveys in Canada and Alaska. He holds a degree in Industrial Technology. For over 20 years, Nick has supported the North State agricultural and food-processing industries by providing specialized cleaning solutions and wastewater treatment systems to customers.
Tim Mifsud is the Tracy Yard Manager for Agra Marketing Group. He is responsible for the 40 acre commodity storage yard and solar drying facility near Tracy, California. He oversees the daily operation and coordinates all of the commodity storage and solar drying. This facility has a full size computerized truck scale for accurate and timely recording of all loads in and out of our yard.
Tim has over 30 years of agricultural experience. He has lived and worked in the Tracy area almost his entire life. He is a third generation farmer/rancher and he brings that background and experience to his management of our Tracy yard. He also has multiple years of experience in hay hauling, both from driving for other haulers and owning his own business. As a business owner he has experience in all facets of an agricultural related business – especially equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Tim is a devoted family man. He lives a short distance from Tracy with his wife of 22 years and his two children. Both of his children are interested in careers in agricultural related fields. In his rare free time he enjoys being outdoors with his large extended family to barbeque, fish and hunt.
Tim is a dedicated employee of Agra Marketing Group since he joined the team in 2014. He can answer any of your questions about the Tracy yard, storing and solar drying commodities, and he is an important part of our new product development with Agra Peet – a dairy by-product, peat moss alternative. Contact him with your inquiries.
Augie is the Controller and Business Development Manager for Agra Marketing Group. In addition to his daily responsibilities within the accounting and finance functions of the business, Augie is actively involved in the management & analysis of company projects. Prior to joining Agra Marketing Group, Augie spent 7 years in different accounting and commercial banking roles.
After attending Pleasant Valley High School, Augie received a football scholarship to Sacramento State where he completed his career. Augie completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. Upon graduating, Augie was named the Sacramento State Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Augie is a Chico, CA native and currently resides in Gridley, CA. He enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, and their friends and family. In his spare time, Augie enjoys reading, coaching high school football, and watching college football.
Maddi Johnson began her position with Agra Services in 2019, where she is involved in the sales and marketing of organic fertilizer and soil amendment products.
Maddi was raised in Chico, California, attending Notre Dame Catholic School and Chico High. She was a member of 4-H and FFA, where she raised animals for the Silver Dollar and Butte County fairs, participated in the officer team, worked at the Henshaw Farm, and cultivated lifelong friendships. Her experience with these programs sparked a passion for agriculture and interest in an agricultural career. Maddi also grew up very immersed in competitive swimming and coaching, with the goal of competing in college.
Maddi attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2013 to study Agribusiness and pursue a Division 1 collegiate swimming career. While attending Cal Poly, she was an active member of the Agribusiness Management Club, serving as a Public Relations officer and assisting in event planning. Throughout college, Maddi completed internships with Lundberg Family Farms in Research and Development, E&J Gallo Winery in Viticulture Research and Grower Relations, and Booker Wines/ My Favorite Neighbor, as a Lab Technician and Harvest Intern. She graduated from Cal Poly in 2018 with a B.S. in Agribusiness, departing with an interest in sales and valuable experience in the wine and viticulture realm.
Maddi moved home to Chico in 2019, and currently enjoys competing in crossfit, hiking in upper park, the occasional lap swim, and spending time with her family. She was hired on with Agra Services shortly after returning to Chico, and is excited for the opportunity to apply her degree and industry experience, while continuing to learn and grow with the company.
Richard Brisco brings over 35 years of experience in transportation and commodities marketing to his work at Agra Marketing Group. He specializes in bringing together buyers and sellers of agricultural by-products, with an emphasis on marketing dairy feed, rice and almond by-products. Rick is in the field everyday working to get the best prices for both sides of the trade.
Rick was born in Colusa and has been working in northern California his entire life. He has developed an extensive network of contacts that he utilizes on a daily basis. His experience in transportation has given him additional insight into what is needed and available for delivery of specific commodities. His network of contacts for agricultural by-products is what makes him successful when bringing together buyers and sellers of commodities.
Rick joined the Agra Marketing Group in 2012, and has utilized his background to make a positive impact on the northern California commodities market. Give Rick a call or Email him to get the best price when you buy or sell your agricultural by-products.