Dec. 23, 2015

Next to JUMP and Even Bigger: Simplot’s New Headquarters

The J.R. Simplot Co. isn’t done stamping its presence on Downtown Boise.

The company — one of Idaho’s largest and most storied — is building a new headquarters between Front, Myrtle, 9th and 11th streets. When it is finished next fall, the nine-story building will share the campus where the J.R. Simplot Family Foundation is opening the five-story Jack’s Urban Meeting Place with a series of open houses this month.

The 265,000-square-foot headquarters and its 60,000-square-foot annex will give Simplot space to consolidate operations now scattered around the Treasure Valley under a single roof. The headquarters will be one of the largest office buildings in Idaho. Simplot’s employee ranks in Boise will increase from 500 to 800 when the building opens, spokesman Ken Dey said.

Nov. 4, 2015

J.R. Simplot Company: Cultivating a World of Possibilities

J.R. Simplot Company: Cultivating a World of Possibilities

Founded in 1929, the J.R. Simplot Company is one of the world's leading agribusiness company with operations in the United States and across the world. The company’s mission statement is Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. For more information, visit

Sep. 16, 2015

J.R. Simplot Company: Cultivating a World of Possibilities

J.R. Simplot Company: Cultivating a World of Possibilities

An interesting look at how Simplot Company came from simple roots and went on to becoming on of the largest food producers in the world. 

Feb. 23, 2015

Esther Simplot Park planned for Spring 2016

The park, named after the wife of agriculture giant J.R. Simplot, is set to open in Spring of 2016. The 55-acre park will have 13 acres of open, grassy space, about 17 acres of connecting ponds for people to swim and fish, and "Friendship Island," where children and families can explore Boise's river habitat. The park will also include a playground with wood obstacles and interactive features to foster innovation and creativity. 

Nov. 13, 2014

The Innate Strategy - Simplot innovates the potato

Whether you call it biotechnology or GMO there’s no arguing the fact that Simplot has made a major investment in the future of variety development with their first generation of Innate potatoes of Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties. The J.R. Simplot Company is driven by its core values; passion for people, respect for resources, and spirit of innovation. Innate™ plant technology is carrying these values forward by harnessing the benefits of responsible biotechnology to make new, better and healthier foods for the world’s consumers.
Nov. 3, 2016

City of Boise Adds to ‘Ribbon of Jewels’ with Opening of Esther Simplot Park

by City of Boise

The City of Boise today added the newest addition to Boise’s celebrated ‘Ribbon of Jewels’ riverside park system with the opening of Esther Simplot Park.

Covering 55 acres along Whitewater Park Boulevard in downtown’s West End neighborhood, the park’s unique character has already infused the area with new energy and broad re-development interest.

Built in partnership with the J.R. Simplot Foundation and the Simplot family, the park is named after the matriarch of one of Boise and Idaho’s leading families. It joins Julia Davis, Ann Morrison, and Kathryn Albertson parks as a principal attraction in one of the greatest urban greenspace programs in the country.

“It is a rare day when you can celebrate such an important addition to our city’s beloved park system,” said Mayor David Bieter. “Creating this park has been a labor of love for many, many people and the results are absolutely stunning. We simply cannot thank the Simplots enough, especially Scott Simplot, for their role in getting us to this day and making this park such a special place.”

Read More
Apr. 26, 2016

New Beef Processing Facility in Kuna, Teammates in Texas

It’s fairly well known that one of the problems in the beef industry is not lack of competition per se, but proximity. Some feedlots and many of the mother cows in the country suffer from long geographical distances from packing plants.

Now, two of the best known names in western agriculture, Caviness Beef Packers and J.R. Simplot Co., are partnering to help remedy that situation for Northwest cattlemen, especially ranchers and dairymen. This past July, the two companies announced plans to join forces and build a $100 million, 380,000-sq.-ft. plant.