Sakata, of Sakata Farms Inc. in Brighton, Colorado, has been in the produce industry for over 70 years. Sakata cited what he feels are three of NOA’s biggest accomplishments. 'First was getting onions off of the Chicago Board of Trade. Second was when we started the voluntary assessment for … [Read more...] about Bob Sakata
We only meet twice a year, but the friendships have been lasting. And if I have any market concerns, I know I can call my associates from the NOA. … [Read more...] about Tom Uriu
Of all of the vegetable crops I have been involved with in my career, onions are my favorite. The NOA made possible the expansion of my knowledge about the onion industry. The contacts that I made through participation in the meetings was invaluable to me in my career. The travel to all the diverse … [Read more...] about Mike Kirby (President 2000-2002)
I have enjoyed coming to all the NOA meetings. We not only have the friendships, but the business is very important in influencing the industry. … [Read more...] about John Swartz, Jr.
It diversifies your thinking. We can understand more about what is going on with the rest of the country—and the overall marketing of onions. It has been a pleasure to know people from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and all the Western areas. … [Read more...] about Ray Myruski
The idea that you could pick up the phone and call Paul in Colorado, or John in Lancaster, California, or others in the NOA to find out on any given day what their feel for the market was—that was one of the best parts of the NOA. I also knew I could trust what they said. And the promotion work … [Read more...] about Mel Dalton