Dedicated From the Very Beginning
From a very young age, Lex Camany knew he wanted to work in the agricultural industry. After graduating from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Pomology, Lex went to work for the Mexican Government, working directly under the Secretary of Agriculture–coordinating all their research projects. After spending two years in Mexico, Lex returned to the Salinas Valley and created the strawberry department at Hartnell College, teaching students how to grow and harvest strawberries.
Joyce Camany grew up on a farm driving tractors and helping her dad grow row crops, move irrigation pipes, and even pulled weeds with her grandmother. Like Lex, Joyce knew she wanted a career in the agricultural industry and for fifteen years worked for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner as Produce Inspector, inspecting all commodities to insure standards were being met.
In the summer of 2007, The Salad Farm was formed by Lex, Joyce, and a group of long-time, innovative partners