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About Us

Ag World is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers.

 

Vision

Ag World - the trusted leader in agricultural inspection services worldwide.

Mission

At Ag World we generate meaningful information customers use to optimize their operations and relationships, we listen and adapt to needs, and we encourage the pursuit of potential for ourselves and those we serve.

Core Values

  • Honor God
  • Do it now
  • Do it right
  • Serve

Aspirations

  • Build sound relationships with customers
  • Facilitate effective growth and development
  • Encourage teamwork, leadership and trust
  • Operate profitably

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Ag World History

The potato processing industry in the United States historically has relied on one entity to service their inspection needs for grower payment--the various State Departments of Agriculture in cooperation with USDA. In Canada the potato processors generally provide this inspection service for grower payment.

Warren Henninger, CEO and Founder of Ag World Support Systems (AWSS), observed the United States trend toward privatizing many government run services. Mr. Henninger also noted that processor performed inspections, as in Canada, both exposed the processor to unnecessary risks while leaving room for growers to question the unbiased nature of the inspection. These opportunities led to the development of Mr. Henninger's vision of an independent private third party inspection company to service the processed potato industry. Mr. Henninger believed that a private party could provide a better service and be more responsive to industry needs.

Mr. Henninger chose to leave his post of 21 years in a potato processing company and begin the process of establishing an independent private third party inspection service. Much time was spent investigating the industries response to a private inspection service. After receiving a positive response from the industry, Ag World Support Systems LLC was established on June 16, 1997 with a focus on customer service, accuracy, quality, and development.

February 1998 AWSS inspection operations began servicing its first facility at the JR Simplot processing plant in Hermiston, Oregon. After AWSS's first successful start-up, two more facilities were acquired during the summer of 1998 (JR Simplot in Grand Forks, North Dakota; Aviko in Jamestown, North Dakota). December 1998 terms were agreed to for AWSS to begin servicing the raw lab at the JR Simplot plant in Grand Forks.

July 2001 Ag World began servicing the Simplot plants in Moses Lake and Othello, Washington at a grading facility in Moses Lake.

July of 2002, Ag World Support Systems Corp. was formed to begin operation in Canada. In August 2002 operations started at Midwest Foods in Carberry, Manitoba. (November of 2004, this plant was purchased by McCain Foods Canada. Ag World Continues to service this plant). July of 2003 Ag World began servicing a new facility in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba owned and operated by Simplot Canada. August of 2007, Ag World began operations at another McCain plant located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

July 2004 Ag World began to service its first vegetable plant at Pasco, Washington, owned and operated by J.R. Simplot Co. With a change in ownership in spring of 2007, Ag World continues to service this plant now called Pasco Processing.

September 2004 Ag World began operating a private lab in Grand Forks, North Dakota servicing the needs of the processed potato chip and french fry industry. This lab was licensed to do Techmark Services testing and was closed in 2007 due to volume reductions.

September 2008, Ag World began servicing the Maine potato industry at the McCain facility in Easton, Maine. Ag World's Northeast District was formed to service Maine plus additional future business in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

September 2009, Ag World began servicing River Point Farms in Hermiston, Oregon; a fresh cut operation specializing in onions and peppers. This business ended in 2014.

July 2012, Ag World began servicing the five Con Agra (Lamb) plants in Washington State, with year round grading/inspections at facilities in Pasco and Quincy plus September and October inspection at the ConAgra plant in Connell.

September 2014, Ag World began inspection consulting services in China at the ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston processing plant in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia. The addition of this business has helped solidify Ag World’s strategy to grow its international operations.

July 2015, Ag World began servicing the McCain Foods plant in Othello, WA.

AWSS will continue to serve the industry with a responsive, high quality and efficient service as it expands its market presence throughout the agricultural industry of the World.

Our Services

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Potato_flowersAg World Support Systems is unique in the function of providing a professional inspection service focusing on agricultural commodity inspections, sampling and analysis. Ag World provides unbiased, third-party inspection for a variety of agricultural products and assists producers and processors in managing their products. Our inspections provide verification of product quality, condition and integrity, which aids producers and processors in accurate dollar transactions and maximizing performance levels.Through rigorous training and quality assurance programs, our professional staff maintain a consistent inspection standard while always operating with the highest degree of integrity. We strive to employ modern inspection equipment and techniques to help guarantee reliability and accuracy. In addition, our inspection teams utilize the most sophisticated communications network and streamlined management systems to ensure prompt completion and distribution of inspection reports to customers.

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FAQ

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FAQQ. Who is Ag World Support Systems LLC (AWSS)? We are a private, independent, third-party inspection company currently serving the processed potato and vegetable industries in North America.

Q. When was AWSS founded? We were founded on June 16, 1997 and began our first inspection operation in February 1998.

Q. Who is the Founder and what makes him qualified? Warren Henninger is the Founder and serves as the Chief Development Officer. Mr. Henninger grew up on a potato farm in Pennsylvania and has spent his entire professional career in the potato industry. Mr. Henninger's vision of developing a private, independent, third-party inspection company to better service industry needs led him to found AWSS.

Q. What is your mission? AWSS exists to provide the agriculture industry with an independent third-party inspection service that utilizes the most advanced management information systems and inspection equipment technology. AWSS will provide cost effective, accurate, and timely inspection data while receiving a profit to grow and develop its people.

Q. What is the vision of the company? AWSS Independent Third-Party Inspections bring added value to the agriculture industry at a time when high performance and the elimination of non-essential costs are of utmost importance. AWSS, through cost effective inspections, will meet the high demands of the processor and grower enabling the potato and vegetable industries to stay competitive in world agricultural markets into the 21st century.

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