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Growing Together Fall 2020

2020: A Year That Can’t End Soon Enough

Ernie Roncoroni, President + CEO at Grow West

Just when we think we have seen it all, 2020 proved us wrong.  This year has brought challenge after challenge. Each one unanticipated and difficult to navigate without a playbook to reference.  We see it for both our growers and our communities. Being a part of agriculture, specifically in California, is challenging in and of itself. Your resiliency and dedication to constant improvement is seen and appreciated by us.

As we continue to navigate the end of this season together, let us serve you to the best of our ability. We want to be your partner through the tough and the plentiful times. We are committed to continuing to make the best decisions for your operation both economically and agronomically.

Our five-decades of partnership would not be possible without professional and dedicated employees. I would like to call out a few individuals who have been extremely important to our organization through their longstanding commitment in building our company into who we are today. Let us celebrate them as they move into retirement or a scaled back work commitment. We are incredibly grateful for the legacy they are leaving here at Grow West. If any of these individuals have made an impact on your operation throughout the years, please reach out and share your success stories and best wishes.

  • Joe Kitchen, Walnut Grove Retail – 47 years
  • Don Salfen, Walnut Grove Retail – 35 years
  • Marcos Medina Camacho, Dixon Retail – 31 years
  • Vicky Fox, Admin – 24 years
  • Lesia Henningsen, Pleasant Grove Retail – 20 years
  • Carlos Hernandez, Dixon Wholesale Manufacturing – 16 years
  • Mark Cobb, Dixon Retail – 16 years
  • Creighton Lembach, Walnut Grove Retail– 13 years
  • Matt Ehlhardt, Admin – 11 years

In addition to those who have had a successful career at Grow West, I want to congratulate and thank the team of interns who joined us over the summer. We appreciate their fresh perspectives, teamwork, energy, and customer-first attitudes.  They represent the future of agriculture in our communities, and we look forward to seeing all they will achieve in their careers. Check out our social media pages for their intern highlights.

Being in business for over five decades allows us to remain focused on the long run, while learning from the present reality.  This season will pass, but it did bring many learning opportunities.  We will apply these lessons in 2021 with the goal of serving you with our dedicated team of technical and operational experts. We will remain laser-focused on your success as we close out 2020 and shift our attention to the 2021 season.

Stay safe and be well!
Ernie Roncoroni
Mobile: 530-304-4657

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