Astrid H. Goplen; President | Food Safety Auditor and IPM Specialist
Astrid has spent a majority of her career providing independent integrated pest management consulting services for tree fruit and vine grape growers in the Yakima Valley and the Columbia Basin. Due to the increasing demand from retailers toward fresh produce farmers to attain third party food safety certifications she has added food safety consulting and food safety auditing to the services that she provides to growers.
Neal’s background is in agricultural lending, real estate sales and farm management. He spent 15 years with one of the major insurance companies involved in agricultural lending and farm management before venturing out on his own. Since then, he has become a correspondent and direct lender for numerous lending sources providing customers with a wide range of long term and short term borrowing options.