Jacob Hernandez (Cal Poly, SLO, B.S. Soil Science) was born and raised in the heart of the Salinas Valley. His family and first work experiences were in agriculture where he gained an appreciation for the people and science of growing food. After working in construction for eight years, Jacob returned to his roots and began working with farmers again, this time as a consultant. The return to field work allows Jacob to pursue his love of the outdoors and his passion for helping growers and the agricultural industry become more sustainable. Jacob lives with his wife and children in San Luis Obispo County where they enjoy camping, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.