The J.R. Simplot Company’s Purpose to Contribute to Feeding Our World drives our commitment to global food and agriculture. Our diverse portfolio spans from the soil and the sea to dinner tables around the world, and the agriculture-related interests in between.
We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems and strive to feed a growing global population. Our diverse portfolio across global agriculture and food gives us a broader view of the entire food system unique to any other company.
Our passion for people starts with a strong commitment to our employees and communities. We are dedicated to ensuring our employees enjoy equal opportunities, a safe and healthy work environment and are treated with fairness, respect and dignity. We are also tenacious in making sure all of our global operations function safely, efficiently and securely.
The J.R. Simplot Company began to take shape in the farm fields of southern Idaho in the late 1920s. Still privately held and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Simplot has grown into an international agribusiness company that operates in more than 60 countries with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. J.R. Simplot began his colorful career in 1923, near the small farming community of Declo, Idaho, when he quit school to go into business on his own. He was only 14 years old.
The J.R. Simplot Company has operations that touch every aspect of agriculture including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development and distribution. We pioneer sustainable innovations to protect our resources and we strive to feed a growing population.