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Almond Leadership Program: Mentor Spotlight – Q&A With Scott Severson


Scott Severson, retired Pest Control Advisor of 36 years and first year ALP Mentor.

Q. How are you involved in the almond industry? 

A. I'm involved in the industry now as a grower. I grew up on an almond farm, and my wife and I have farmed almonds for over 30 years. 

Q. How did you get involved with the Almond Leadership Program and how many years have you been a mentor? 

A. I reached out to Jenny to let her know I was interested while participating in the CASP video shoot. First year as a mentor. 

Q. What is your favorite part of being a mentor in the Almond Leadership Program? 

A. The two favorite parts of being a mentor are the ability to give back time and wisdom to an industry that has been my livelihood and stay engaged with the almond industry. 

Q. What is your favorite memory during your time as a mentor? 

A. Since I'm new to the program it was the orientation meeting in Modesto. 

Q. What advice do you have for young almond leaders?  

A. My advice for young leaders is to stay involved in industry organizations, network as much as you can, and not to be afraid to ask others for advice. 

Q. How do you like to eat almonds? 
A. I like to snack on dry roasted almonds.