İsmail Safa Özler can be considered the founder of Özler Ziraat. He is one of the earliest Minister of Education in the Turkish Republic and later served as Minister of Internal Affairs. Upon leaving education and politics, İsmail Safa Özler acquired his first fields 20 km. outside Adana and became the first generation Özler in farming and agriculture.
The farming activity that started with growing simple field crops in 1920’s evolved into a multinational agricultural company producing more than ten different fruits and vegetables on 1600 hectare total area in Turkey and Romania. In addition to producing premium quality fruits and vegetables, Özler Ziraat self packs, exports, and markets its produce through its own channels all over the world. Despite all achievements, the company continues to keep its status and spirit as a family company.