Herr Farms: Jody Herr 

Now many acres of tomatoes do you farm for Red Gold?

190

How long have you been growing tomatoes?

Seven years on my own 17 with my Dad

What do you like best about growing tomatoes?

I really enjoy watching the little plant grow into a huge plant. It amazes me every time.

What are your favorite ways to eat tomatoes?

In the morning, out of the field, fresh off the plant with a little salt. I'm pretty fond of salsa also.

What awards or special recognition have you received for your tomato farming?

E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award 2001 Master Grower

What brand of tractors do you prefer?

We're a rainbow farm. We have John Deere, International, Caterpillar,Kubota and Deutz.

What kind of dog do you have?

Labrador Retriever

What's your dog's name?

Zeus

What's something important you keep in mind while planting, caring for, or harvesting your tomatoes?

They are very sensitive and every aspect from planting to harvest is important. You have to sweat ALL the small stuff!