Johnny White is the new director of sales at Hendrix Produce Inc., Metter Ga.
Kevin Hendrix, vice president, said the position is a new one, created because of the company’s growing business.
White joined the full-time staff of about 10 people in the Hendrix Produce office in October. He previously worked at Bland Farms, Glennville, Ga.
Hendrix said he and his father, R.T. Hendrix, who is president of the company, have about 800 acres of Vidalia onions this season.
For 25 years, Ronny Collins has been selling his Vidalia onions under the Plantation Sweets brand.
Operating out of a modern packinghouse less than 50 yards from the house where he was born and raised, Collins continuously upgrades equipment and growing practices as new innovations become proven practices, said Tina Collins, Ronny’s wife and sales director for Plantation Sweets.
In preparation for this season, the couple has installed a new weighing machine on the packing line.
With the addition of new cooler space for this season, Ray Farms Inc., Glennville, Ga., can now hold 80,000 bushels of Vidalia onions in temperature controlled storage.
Danny Ray, president and co-owner, said the new space increased the farm’s storage space by 20,000 bushels.
He and his brother Gary Ray, co-owner of Ray Farms, have about 350 acres of Vidalia onions this season. About 12 acres are organic.
As of late March, the onions had good sizing and were on their way to excellent yields, Ray said.
By staff writer Coral Beach