Jeff Huckaby Named Grower of the Year at Organic Grower Summit
BAKERSFIELD, CA, December 1, 2022— Today, Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby received the Grower of the Year Aw ard at the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, presented by the Organic Grower Network. OGS is an annual event, aimed at providing vital information around the opportunities and challenges in the production of organic fruit and vegetables. Huckaby is the fifth recipient of this prestigious award.
“We are honored to present the annual Grower of the Year award to Jeff. His decades-long work exemplifies what hardworking, passionate organic farming is all about. Over the past three decades, Jeff has worked tirelessly to encourage water conservation, natural methods for pest control, and always found ways to share information about those practices with other organic growers,” shared Matt Seeley, co-founder and CEO of Organic Produce Network, when announcing the honor last month. “His dedication to the environment and community is what makes the organic sector special and makes him so deserving of the title of Grower of the Year.”
Jeff Huckaby is a fourth-generation farmer with over 30 years of farming management experience, joining Grimmway in 1998. Under his leadership, Grimmway has grown their organic farming division from several hundred acres to over 50,000 acres of certified organic land. Prior to serving as President and CEO, he served as Executive Vice President where he oversaw sales, production, engineering, and farming for all Grimmway Farms products. “I am honored and humbled to receive this award, and it’s with great pride that I share this recognition with our incredibly hard-working family of employees at Grimmway Farms, who work tirelessly to ensure that the highest quality organic produce reaches the consumer. I am excited as we look toward the future and continue to elevate the work and importance of organic farming,” said Jeff Huckaby.