Lacy Litten Teixeira Farms, Santa Maria, Calif.

Lacy initially started her career in agriculture as a human resources manager. Hungry to learn more about the industry, she quickly added on responsibilities in safety and food safety, and eventually was selected to head up food safety at Innovative Produce. Today, she serves as a “jack of all trades” at Teixeira Farms, bringing new and groundbreaking ideas to improve efficiencies in the cooler and on the farm. Lacy has formed a deep passion for the industry throughout the years and continually strives to demonstrate the importance of agriculture as No. 1 economic driver in California and

re-connect consumers to the dedicated farmers that grow their food. Using her degree in mass communication and media studies, she launched “Facts from Farmers”—a digital initiative that showcases all the good farmers do beyond providing nutritious foods. In addition to her role at Teixeira Farms, Lacy is also active in local community and agricultural organizations including Leadership Santa Maria Valley, Coalition of Labor and Agricultural Businesses, Santa Maria Pioneer Association and the Allan Hancock College Ag Advisory Committee. She is also an advocate for the advancement of women in agriculture and previously served as the president of California Women for Agriculture (Santa Maria Chapter), founded Good Ol’ Girls Club and signed on as an early ambassador of the WG Women Program.

Journey with Lacy through the images below as she shares a little bit more about her life.

“ The WG Women Program provided a safe and supportive place to connect with women on personal and professional levels—women who understand the difficulty and importance of balancing our personal and professional lives in a male-dominated and demanding industry. Establishing relationships with these women whom I respect and admire has been one of the greatest rewards. ”

Lacy is among the first women to complete WG Women, a leadership program that provides pathways for women to achieve the highest levels of leadership within the agriculture industry.



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