DBS Analytics Wins Arcata Business of the Year Award
This year’s Arcata Business of the Year award goes to Joanna Berg and Sarah Schuette, founders and owners of Dirty Business Soil Consulting and Analysis. Also known as DBS.
The award is given to a business whose core values reflects our community and protects our environment. It’s an award that recognizes innovation, resourcefulness, and business collaboration. DBS have these core community values and business practices at the very foundation of their business.
“Sarah and I are blessed to able to do what we love in collaboration with those who share our values of environment and community. We are truly honored to serve this community,” Joanna says.
Joanna and Sarah are passionate soil scientists with a commitment to environmental best practices - encouraging and teaching farmers to reuse their soil and to grow clean. Under the direction of Sarah and Joanna, Dirty Business Soil (DBS) have emerged as the premiere soil testing and consulting entity in Humboldt County.
Just 5 years ago the two HSU graduates saw a need in the community for improving farming practices - starting with soil testing. The young women applied for and won Humboldt County’s Economic Fuel competition. Using the $25,000 in seed money to start their lab, the two soil scientists quickly got to work sharing their knowledge and creating science-based jobs for fellow HSU grads. Their business has seen double-digit growth in the last few years and DBS is now twelve employees strong and growing.
They are invaluable assets to those they serve, our community, and the environment. The announcement was made at the Arcata Chamber of Commerce dinner, where the City of Arcata honored Dirty Business Soil Consulting Analysis owners