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Category: Meet a Farmer

July 13, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Grant Parnagian of Golden State Hops

Beer is a booming business in California with micro-brews popping up in small towns and big cities throughout the state. The desire to supply these local brewers with quality hops inspired Grant...

June 22, 2018
Meet a Farmer – Lane DeVries of Sun Valley Floral Farms

Watching a tulip bulb turn into a flower, and watching that flower bring a smile to someone’s face is one of the things Lane DeVries loves most about flower farming. As the president and CEO of one...

June 15, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Rafael Ortiz of Joseph and Sons

When you love waking up before dawn and watching the sunrise while you check on plants, you know you’re a farmer! As the Santa Paula Grower for Joseph and Sons, Rafael Ortiz gets to do that almost...

May 25, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Bernard Puget of the The Wonderful Company

Meet Bernard Puget, VP of Farming for The Wonderful Company! Not only does he give back to the community by growing and harvesting amazing, nutritious California pomegranates, his generous spirit has...

May 4, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Garrett Patricio of Westside Produce

Westside produce was founded on the values of honesty, integrity and loyalty, and you can almost taste those values in the quality of the exceptional cantaloupe and honeydew melons they grow and...

April 13, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch

You can feel the passion in Ken Christopher’s words as he shares what the Christopher Ranch farming legacy means to him and why giving back to the community is such a core value for his family....

April 6, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Kevin Jones of Lava Cap Winery

Founded by a family of geologists, Lava Cap winery grows their award-winning wine grapes in rich volcanic soil found in the Sierra Foothills.  Kevin Jones explains how hard work, and long hours...

March 23, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Kyle and Mel Burns of Nye Ranch

Mendocino farmers Kyle and Mel Burns grow over 300 different varietals of vegetables and flowers on a plot of land near the ocean that they once thought could only bear peas and potatoes.  Lucky...

March 16, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Paul Wenger of Wood Colony Nut Company

Paul Wenger is a third generation farmer and former president of the California Farm Bureau Federation who has dedicated his life to farming and advocating on behalf of fellow farmers.  His...

March 2, 2018
Meet a Farmer: Connor Chooljian of Del Rey Packing

A strong work ethic and uncompromising standards are foundational to Central Valley farming company, Del Rey Packing.  For the past 80 years, Connor Chooljian’s family has been farming and...

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