Grower Achievement Award Stories
The key players at Pero Family Farms include (top row left to right): Peter IV, Peter Jr., Frank, Charles, (bottom row left to right) Angela, and Christine Pero.  
Photo credit: Frank Giles
Grower Achievement Award
September 1, 2015
Pero Family Farms Is The 2015 Grower Achievement Award Recipient
The farm family that runs this Delray Beach-FL based operation develops, produces, packages, and markets its fresh-cut products while continuing to think outside the box. Read More
Photo by Tracey Pliskin
Grower Achievement Award
September 29, 2014
Grower Achievement Award Recipient Says The Ag Industry Will Continue To Advance
Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms, the recipient of the 2014 Grower Achievement Award, says it is up to us to propel the industry forward. Read More
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Grower Achievement Award
September 15, 2014
View Highlights From The 2014 United Fresh Washington Public Policy Conference [slideshow]
Browse this slideshow to view photos from the 2014 United Fresh Washington Public Policy Conference, including pictures of this year’s Grower Read More
The 2014 Grower Achievement Award winner, Robert Sakata alongside American Vegetable Grower editor, Rosemary Gordon
Grower Achievement Award
September 10, 2014
Robert Sakata Of Sakata Farms Takes Home The 2014 Grower Achievement Award
When accepting the award at United Fresh’s Washington Public Policy Conference, the Colorado sweet corn and onion grower recalled how his father started the farm in the late 1940s. Read More
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Grower Achievement Award
September 5, 2014
2014 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Robert Sakata Of Sakata Farms
Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms says getting agriculture’s message to the masses will be critical to the future of the industry. Read More
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January 27, 2014
USDA Designates Nearly All Of California For Drought Disaster Assistance
Growers in 57 of the state’s 58 counties are eligible for low-interest emergency loans. Read More
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Grower Achievement Award
November 8, 2013
Torrey Farms Receives Grower Achievement Award At United Fresh Conference
The Torreys of Elba, NY, were the recipients of American Vegetable Grower’s 2013 Grower Achievement Award. Read More
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Farm Management
September 9, 2013
2013 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Torrey Farms
Tackling tough issues impacting ag while striving to create efficiencies on the farm are just two reasons the Torreys are the recipients of American Vegetable Grower's annual Grower Achievement Award. Read More
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Grower Achievement Award
September 13, 2012
2012 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Steven Lyles Farms
He is just one of those guys that get it done.” Those are the words of Bill Cox, a consulting Read More
Grower Achievement Award: Stand Tall And Deliver
Grower Achievement Award
August 29, 2011
Grower Achievement Award: Stand Tall And Deliver
Setting aside the farm’s rich history, TKM Bengard Farms in Belle Glade, FL, is an industry leader because the folks Read More
Willing To Change
Grower Achievement Award
September 9, 2010
Willing To Change
Kurt Alstede loves his job. As the owner of Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ, he loves everything about being a Read More
Grower Achievement Award
February 5, 2010
2006 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Teixeira Farms
Teixeira Farms of Santa Maria, CA, has been honored as the winner of American Vegetable Grower magazine’s 2006 Grower Achievement Read More
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Grower Achievement Award
October 29, 2015
Words From The 2015 Grower Achievement A…
Peter Pero IV of Pero Family Farms, the 2015 Grower Achievement Award recipient, said his plan going forward is to promote nutrition. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
October 10, 2015
Three Questions With The Grower Achievem…
Peter Pero of Pero Family Farms says teaching kids the value of farming is a critical step moving forward. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 30, 2015
Pero Family Farms Receives The Grower Ac…
American Vegetable Grower magazine's annual award was represented at United Fresh’s Washington Conference where childhood nutrition, the drought in the West, and immigration reform were hot topics. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 1, 2015
Pero Family Farms Is The 2015 Grower Ach…
The farm family that runs this Delray Beach-FL based operation develops, produces, packages, and markets its fresh-cut products while continuing to think outside the box. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 29, 2014
Grower Achievement Award Recipient Says …
Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms, the recipient of the 2014 Grower Achievement Award, says it is up to us to propel the industry forward. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 15, 2014
View Highlights From The 2014 United Fre…
Browse this slideshow to view photos from the 2014 United Fresh Washington Public Policy Conference, including pictures of this year’s Grower Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 10, 2014
Robert Sakata Of Sakata Farms Takes Home…
When accepting the award at United Fresh’s Washington Public Policy Conference, the Colorado sweet corn and onion grower recalled how his father started the farm in the late 1940s. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 5, 2014
2014 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Ro…
Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms says getting agriculture’s message to the masses will be critical to the future of the industry. Read More
Citrus
January 27, 2014
USDA Designates Nearly All Of California…
Growers in 57 of the state’s 58 counties are eligible for low-interest emergency loans. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
November 8, 2013
Torrey Farms Receives Grower Achievement…
The Torreys of Elba, NY, were the recipients of American Vegetable Grower’s 2013 Grower Achievement Award. Read More
Farm Management
September 9, 2013
2013 Grower Achievement Award Winner: To…
Tackling tough issues impacting ag while striving to create efficiencies on the farm are just two reasons the Torreys are the recipients of American Vegetable Grower's annual Grower Achievement Award. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 13, 2012
2012 Grower Achievement Award Winner: St…
He is just one of those guys that get it done.” Those are the words of Bill Cox, a consulting Read More
Grower Achievement Award
August 29, 2011
Grower Achievement Award: Stand Tall And…
Setting aside the farm’s rich history, TKM Bengard Farms in Belle Glade, FL, is an industry leader because the folks Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 9, 2010
Willing To Change
Kurt Alstede loves his job. As the owner of Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ, he loves everything about being a Read More
Grower Achievement Award
February 5, 2010
2006 Grower Achievement Award Winner: Te…
Teixeira Farms of Santa Maria, CA, has been honored as the winner of American Vegetable Grower magazine’s 2006 Grower Achievement Read More
Grower Achievement Award
December 1, 2009
Through The Eyes Of An Optimist
We are on the cusp of the year 2010. Remember just 10 years ago, when Y2K was on everyone’s minds? Read More
Grower Achievement Award
August 1, 2007
A Look At The Finalists
They say the third time is the charm. Well, what about number six? American Vegetable Grower (AVG) will present the Read More
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