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Vino Farms, Inc.
1377 E. Lodi Avenue
Lodi, California 95240
United States


Employment History

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"I Believe" Capital Campaign - California FFA Foundation, 17 Feb 2014 [cached]
Front Row (L to R): Ron Shuler, Len Monaco, Walt Shaw, Joe Martinez, George Gomes, Ben Higgins, Leland Ruth, Ole Mettler, John Ledbetter
John Ledbetter Vino Farms, Inc.
The Advisory Team | Ricky Gill for Congress, 1 Nov 2013 [cached]
John Ledbetter Owner, Vino Farms
John Ledbetter, a partner ..., 5 April 2012 [cached]
John Ledbetter, a partner and CFO of Lodi, Calif.-based Vino Farms, said it generally costs about $40 to $50 per ton to harvest with a machine. To pick the same grapes with a hand crew, it would probably be closer to $100 per ton. Add to that the cost of the tractors and trucks still needed with a hand crew, and the cost is closer to $150 per ton. Vino Farms manages more than 13,000 acres in 10 California counties stretching from Sacramento County in the northern Central Valley to Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast. Most of the company's acreage is machine harvested. Ledbetter said machines are faster and far more efficient. Two to four people operating machines can replace a crew of 60 to 70 laborers. "It's pretty easy to do the math on that," he said. Ledbetter said that some of the early harvesting technology was pretty rough on the vines. A few decades ago, he said, you could tell a machine had gone through by telltale signs of battered vines and torn canes. "Today, with the technology that's out there, you have to get out of your truck to see if the vines were picked by machines. The new technology is also being embraced by the next generation of winemakers, whom Ledbetter said have seen the advantages of machine harvesting.
Sustainable Conservation - News - Bridge, 1 Nov 2012 [cached]
"My family has a long history of taking care of this land, and I want to make sure that legacy lives on," says Vino Farm's owner John Ledbetter.
"Ricky Gill knows agriculture," said ..., 13 Sept 2011 [cached]
"Ricky Gill knows agriculture," said endorser John Ledbetter of Vino Farms.
John Ledbetter, Vino Farms
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