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Braga supervisor retires after 18 years of service

After 18 years of supervising lettuce, Romaine and other vegetable harvests, Clemente Millan retired from Braga Fresh Family Farms. His final day was May 2, just over a month after his 18th anniversary with the company. He started on April 4, 1996.

“I am proud to have been trusted with my job all these years and am honored to be a part of such a great group of people,” Millan said in a press release.

"It will be hard to see such a great employee go," Rod Braga, president and chief executive officer, said in the release.

“Over three generations, the company has changed, expanding our farming operations and now launching our own brand — Josie’s Organics. One thing has stayed the same, the focus on family and our employees,” he added. “After 18 years of hard work ensuring quality vegetables get to market, workers like Clemente are a big part of our success and our extended family. We’ll miss in him the office and in the fields.”

Millan intends on enjoying his retirement with his wife of 39 years, Eloisa. The couple plans to travel, visiting Mexico and their four children in Yuma, AZ. They are also looking forward to spending time with their 10 grandchildren.

“My career with Braga has been one of the best things to ever happen to me,” Millan said. “I am going to miss my job and all the friends I have made with the company, but this is the right time for me to retire and I am looking forward to slowing down, relaxing and spending quality time with my family.”