Grimmway Farms Awards 65 College Scholarships at Annual Company Picnic
BAKERSFIELD, CA, April 10, 2017 – Grimmway Farms yesterday awarded 65 college scholarships at its annual
company picnic, while welcoming more than 10,000 employees and family members to the “Farm to Table” event
at the Kern County Fair Grounds. The picnic is held each spring to honor the company’s employees and their
“The picnic is a highlight of our year,” said Grimmway Farms president and CEO Jeff Huckaby. “Not only do we
have a chance to show our appreciation for our dedicated employees, their families, and their great work, we also
recognize many of their children by awarding college scholarships. We’re proud to help these young people
pursue their academic dreams at colleges and universities across the nation. By investing in them, we are
investing in the future success of our company, our industry, and our community.”
The company has awarded scholarships since 2005. Scholarships are based on scholastic achievement and provide
support to students attending two- and four-year colleges and universities – and are renewable for four years.
This year’s recipients will attend a variety of schools, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo and the University of Oregon.
The scholarship awards were but one aspect of the picnic festivities, which also included a variety of food
selections, live entertainment and a raffle for a new car. The event was produced by 500 volunteers, including 250
administrative employees and their families.
“This picnic was initiated more than 30 years ago by our founders, Rod and Bob Grimm, who knew that the
bedrock of this company’s success is its employees and their families,” Huckaby said. “That family orientation and
tradition is just as strong today as it was at our founding. In a very real way, this annual picnic continues the
traditions of the past, appreciates the committed employees of today, and encourages the generations of
About Grimmway Farms
Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call (800) 301-3101.