Lance directs the Agricultural program for Mission RCD, assisting growers through irrigation audits and educating them about Best Management Practices for growing crops in San Diego County. He is responsible for keeping pace with regulations affecting San Diego Ag to be a resource of information on these issues for farmers in San Diego County. Lance spent his youth helping around his grandparent’s Avocado grove in Escondido and then after graduating from Fresno State, he spent 10 years farming in the Central Valley growing grapes, blueberries, peaches and plums. He has returned to San Diego County to be near family, and is thrilled to put both his childhood experience in area groves and practical experience in production agriculture to work assisting area growers. When not focusing on how to irrigate uphill, Lance enjoys spending time with his family, having fun playing and learning together with his wife and kids.