Lincoln Forry, and Gabrielle Kirkland in Colusa, CA.

Lincoln Forry Q & A

WHO:

Lincoln Forry

FARMS:

A 650-acre walnut orchard, along with a walnut huller/dryer in Northern California.

FARMING START:

Lincoln’s farming story goes back to 1903 when his great-grandfather purchased a ranch in Colusa (north of Sacramento). Lincoln was raised on the same ranch. He assumed the patriarch-role for the family’s walnut orchard and huller/dryer when his father passed away. Lincoln was in his early 20s. Since that time, his life’s work has focused on two things: honoring his parents’ work and preparing the farm for his children.

PHILOSOPHY AS AN AG EMPLOYER:

Lincoln treats his employees the way he would want to be treated. There is no job on the ranch that Lincoln won’t do. His employees are his equals.

STEWARD OF THE LAND:

Lincoln says there is a balance of how one treats the land and what it gives back.  Farming is a lifestyle that Lincoln loves which means he takes care of what matters most to him. The health of the land matters; he committed to farming with the soil and environmental health in mind, not just 10 to 15 years down the road but for decades and generations in the future.

MESSAGE ON A BAG OF WALNUTS:

Lincoln described how hundreds of people contribute to producing this bag of walnuts. The economic ripple of producing California walnuts filters out to local school districts, parts shops, hair salons, and more. This bag of walnuts is money that goes into the community.

Read Lincoln’s story here.

 

Colusa city hall is picturesque, just like the small town of Colusa, CA.

Colusa city hall is picturesque, just like the small town of Colusa, CA.

White church on the corner with stop sign located in Colusa which is North of Sacramento. It's a small town, with tree-lined streets and scenes like this that portray a feeling of community.

Colusa is North of Sacramento. It’s a small town, with tree-lined streets and scenes like this that portray a feeling of community.

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