Young Grower

Stories about young growers

Johanny Castro Chinchilla, a young grower from San José, Costa Rica

2022-04-14T16:58:39-07:00April 14th, 2022|Apples, April 15th 2022 Issue, Diseases, Research, TJ Mullinax, Videos, Young Grower|

Johanny grew up working on a coffee farm and earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in crop protection from the University of Costa Rica. He’s the son of Marea Elisa Chinchilla and Gerardo Castro.

Lorenzo Pacini III, a young grower from Ukiah, California

2022-02-01T20:24:27-08:00February 1st, 2022|February 1st 2022 Issue, Grapes, Soil nutrition, TJ Mullinax, Videos, Viticulture, Young Grower|

Lorenzo graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in viticulture and grows Zinfandel in the Talmage Bench. He is the son of Lorie and Allen Pacini, and his family has been growing grapes in the Mendocino Valley since 1911.

Eleanor (Ellie) Rice, a young grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2022-01-06T11:12:43-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Apples, January 1st 2022 Issue, TJ Mullinax, Videos, Young Grower|

Ellie is an eighth-generation grower who graduated from Juniata College with a major in community conflict and change, and she now manages her family company’s human resources department and H-2A program. She’s the daughter of Katherine and Mark Rice.