Kim Horton began farming insects in 1998 as a part-time job in college. It was an immediate perfect fit and blossomed into her choice of pursuing a B.S. degree in Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She continued rearing insects and mites for the biological control industry for the next 15 years. In 2015, Kim decided to change gears and become part of the Grimmway Farms organic farming team sharing her entomology expertise and agronomy advice.
Family-owned Grimmway Farms began in 1969 when brothers Rod and Bob Grimm opened a produce stand in Southern California. Today, Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest carrot producer. Headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway supplies more than 135 products to our valued customers. A division of Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic has grown to operate across 40,000 acres of fully-owned, certified organic farmland in California, providing more than 65 premium quality crops year-round. Grimmway is deeply committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices, and preserving natural resources for future generations.