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Family Matters: How Research and Hard Work Brought this Family Farm into the 21st Century

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 It was 1919 when Matt Visser’s great-grandfather purchased the property where Visser Family Farms sits today, and 1963... Read more »

Green Almonds: A Seasonal Delicacy

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 Stewart & Jasper Orchards is a family-owned almond farming and processing operation near Newman, California. Founded... Read more »

So Much More than Almonds: Bees, Technology and Natural Weed Control

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 The Weststeyn family has owned and farmed the 1,200-acre White Crane Ranch in the Central Valley since 1988. In the... Read more »

Modesto Bee Op-Ed: Sustainability, Not Drought, Can Be the Future of Our State

This op-ed was written by Stanislaus County Almond Farmer Nick Blom and originally appeared on The Modesto Bee. Nick Blom was born and raised in west Modesto and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in agriculture education. Mr. Blom owns and operates an almond farm with his father and... Read more »

Four Generations of Beekeeping: Hard Work, Pride, and Family

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 Jacy and Jamie Johnston’s great-grandfather started a family bee business in 1908 as one of the earliest beekeepers in... Read more »

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