State Line Farms of Morenci was honored as a Red Gold Master Grower at Red Gold’s recent Grower’s Banquet in Indianapolis. The event was scheduled in conjunction with Purdue University’s Horticulture Congress.
Dick and Gary Gallup received their fifth Master Grower Award and were presented with Red Gold jackets and a year plate to hang on their Master Grower plaque.
The Master Grower Award is given each year to recipients who have distinguished themselves from others by delivering quality production, and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership. All growers for Red Gold have had training in employee safety, human resources, and mitigating soil compaction.
As tomato growers for Red Gold, the company stated that State Line Farms has excelled in stewardship practices on their farm and participated in the Red Gold IPM program. This year’s production from State Line Farms accounts for nearly 32 million cans of Red Gold whole, diced, stewed, and specialty tomato products.
Red Gold is the leading tomato processor in the Midwest and produces products for distribution throughout the U.S. and in many other countries.