MAY 4-5, 2018


Imagination AI


President & Managing Member, Pacific Ag Rentals LLC

The Walker family has been in the agriculture business since the late 60's starting off with Bart's father, Charlie Walker, who moved to the Salinas Valley from the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Bart was born and raised in the Salinas area, and graduated North Salinas High, before earning a Bachelor's Degree in Ag Management and Marketing from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Bart worked a few years on the Sales desk at a local produce company, Tanimura & Antle, eventually being promoted to Value Added Product Manager. Bart left Tanimura & Antle in 1995 to join forces with his father selling and renting farm equipment at Salinas Equipment Distributors (SED), until they sold SED to RDO, the largest John Deere Dealer in the US. After the 2 year non‐compete expired, Charlie started another tractor rental business in 2001 called Pacific Ag Rentals (PAR). Bart left RDO in January of 2001, and joined his father in their new business venture that continues to this day. Charlie passed away in 2010 leaving Bart and the Team to carry on the fight. From the initial start of 2 tractors on Charlie's kitchen table, now the fleet has grown to over 2,000 pieces of equipment, serving growers across a million acres of farmland in California and Arizona, across all crop types and all growing seasons. Bart has recently started AGcess, a company that is focused on driving value and efficiencies to their customers, the farmer, through the confluence of data, equipment and farming. AGcess is able to leverage a diverse set of clients through processes and applications that uniquely are served by PAR and AGcess combined. AGcess will provide a much needed bridge between technology solutions and real-world problems, while PAR will tap into their vast support component and provide local end-to-end support. Bart's memberships and community commitment include: Lifetime Accredited Member of the American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers, Current Foundation Board Member of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Current Board President of Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Current Foundation Board Member at Hartnell College Current Member of the Ag Steering Committee at Hartnell College Past President of Monterey County Ag Education Bart lives with his wife Wendy and their son Jamison in the Salinas Valley.