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Homegrown Organic Farms announces new operations manager

Porterville, CA-based Homegrown Organic Farms announced the hire of BRIAN GUESS as regional grower and operations manager in Southern California.

Guess is a recent graduate of California State University-Fresno with a degree in agricultural business. Prior to joining Homegrown Organic Farms, he worked for Baloian Farms as a quality control manager, and most recently as vendor development manager for SoFresh Produce.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Homegrown,” Guess said in a company press release. “The unique culture within the company is outstanding and I’m looking forward to growing with the company. Exciting things are happening in organic produce and I’m delighted that I get to be a part of it all.”

In his new role at Homegrown, Guess will help to facilitate the development and management of the company’s Southern California operations. Much of his time will be spent dealing with citrus operations in the field and at the packinghouse.

Scott Mabs, chief executive officer for the company, said he is excited to have Guess on board and believes his knowledge and experience will be a great addition to the team.