How we got here.
Our family came from Scotland in the 1880s, and settled in Southern California to grow citrus. They migrated to [the Central Valley] in about 1932, attracted by the good climate, wonderful water supply and the soils in this area–all conducive to growing really sweet navel oranges.
The next generation.
It’s important for me to be a part of a legacy that dates all the way back to the 1880s, and to be able to raise my own family in the same way. It’s a wonderful feeling today; I love standing here next to my son and know that he is taking things over so that future generations will be able to benefit from farming like I have.
What I love about being a Sunkist grower.
Being a farmer has helped shaped my world view today, how I interact with people, and how I hope to be raising my children. It’s taught me about a strong work ethic, the importance of working hard, and feeling good about what you’ve done at the end of the day.