Sometimes, saying goodbye is an easy thing to do.  Other times it is not.  In fact, it can be downright difficult.  Well, in the case of Larry Guidotti’s retirement, it is one of those times when it is tough.  Don’t get me wrong, I am—and everyone at AG RX is—truly happy for Larry and wish him nothing but the best in the next chapter of his life.  I am sure he will enjoy his days at home in Nacimiento, visiting his family and friends wherever they are, and ministering to those in need.  And that makes me happy.  Larry deserves it!

For those of you who may not know, Larry (pictured in the middle) worked for NH3 Services and AG RX for a total of 26 years; and when I say he worked, I mean he WORKED!  Larry walked the fields, he was a great leader around the office, and he was instrumental in AG RX’s success in the Santa Maria valley.  Larry, your customers and everyone at AG RX will miss you!

Shortly before Larry announced his retirement, Greg Baldwin (pictured on the left) and Larry discussed the future.  They both recognized the importance of Larry’s customers to AG RX.  So they formulated a plan, and Greg made the decision to go back to the field to do what he loves to do—work with growers.  It didn’t take Greg long to pass the manager baton to Troy Schlundt (interim manager).  In fact, I think he was out walking the fields a week before the announcement was even made.  That was great to see!

Best of luck to the both of you!