Sacramento’s Andy Johas stands in one of his vineyards in Clarksburg on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Johas started his career as an ag educator, then went into farm banking and farmland management. At one time, he ran one of the 10 largest farm management companies in the nation. Now he primarily focuses on growing his own cherries and wine grapes on land in the Central Valley and the Bay Area.
Sacramento’s Andy Johas stands in one of his vineyards in Clarksburg on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Johas started his career as an ag educator, then went into farm banking and farmland management. At one time, he ran one of the 10 largest farm management companies in the nation. Now he primarily focuses on growing his own cherries and wine grapes on land in the Central Valley and the Bay Area. Randy Pench
Sacramento’s Andy Johas stands in one of his vineyards in Clarksburg on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Johas started his career as an ag educator, then went into farm banking and farmland management. At one time, he ran one of the 10 largest farm management companies in the nation. Now he primarily focuses on growing his own cherries and wine grapes on land in the Central Valley and the Bay Area. Randy Pench
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Farmer, manager, welder, teacher: UC Davis grad continually evolves his ag roots

February 09, 2015 10:00 AM

UPDATED February 10, 2015 10:32 AM

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