January 2012- Meet Western Grower's 2012 Chairman Mike Jarrard
Mann Packing Executive Mike Jarrard takes the reins of Western Growers as the new 2012 chairman. Jarrard grew up on a farm in Bakersfield in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. His family grew cotton, alfalfa, wheat and barley. After graduating from UC Davis, Jarrard started his agricultural career Salinas. More than 20 years later, he's still in Salinas--a place he's developed a deep affection for. Join Jarrard in his efforts to continue the healthy eating message that's so important for the fresh produce industry. Jarrard is a firm believer in the WG tagline: "We grow the best medicine." To Jarrard, the fresh produce industry has the tools Americans need for a healthier eating lifestyle.
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