Oliver and Hazel Talley founded Talley Farms in the early 1950’s and the farm was passed down to their sons, Don and Ken. It is now farmed by the family’s third generation, spearheaded by Ryan Talley.
Talley Farms is a grower-packer-shipper of fresh produce. Its commodities include bell peppers, cilantro, spinach, lettuce, nappa, avocados, lemons and grapes.
Ryan earned his bachelor of science degree from Purdue University. A life-long farmer, Ryan also serves on the Agricultural Task Force and Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. He currently serves as chair of the California Leafy Greens Products Handler Marketing Agreement.
Ryan was elected to the board in 2007, and is currently serving as the 2018 vice chairman.