ANSONIA — Greg and George Knick of Ansonia were honored as Red Gold Master Growers at Red Gold’s 25th Annual Grower’s Banquet held in Indianapolis, Indiana, held in conjunction with Purdue University’s Horticulture Congress.
Greg and George received their 10th Master Grower Award and were presented with a Red Gold plaque.
The Master Grower Award is given away each year to recipients who have distinguished themselves from others by delivering quality production, and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership. All growers for Red Gold have had training on good production practices, employee safety and human resources. As tomato grower for Red Gold, the Knicks have excelled in stewardship and sustainable practices on their farm and participate in the Red Gold IPM program.
This year’s production from Knick Farms would account for more than 18 million cans of Red Gold whole, diced, stewed, and specialty tomato products. Red Gold is the leading tomato processor in the Midwest and specializes in high quality tomato products for markets in all 48 continental states and many foreign countries.
Scott Smith of Triple “S” Smith Farms from Windfall, Indiana, was recognized at Red Gold’s 25th Annual Growers Banquet as Red Gold’s Grower of the Year by receiving the coveted E. A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award. The Reichart family was pleased to present the award to the Scott Smith before the group of nearly 200, consisting of growers and their families and Red Gold employees in attendance.