UNION CITY, Ohio – Dick and Rex Detling Farms were honored as Red Gold Master Grower’s at Red Gold’s 25th Annual Grower’s Banquet held in Indianapolis, Indiana and was held in conjunction with Purdue University’s Horticulture Congress.
The Detlings received their 13th 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 a tomato grower for Red Gold, The Detling’s have excelled in stewardship and sustainable practices on their farm and participate in the Red Gold IPM program.
This year’s production from Detling Farms would account for nearly 12 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.