|Adam Englehardt joined California Olive Ranch (COR) in May of 2008 to serve as director of orchard services. He was promoted to Vice President of Orchard Operations in January of 2010. His department manages the operation of several thousand acres of company-owned orchards and the orchards under contract through fruit supply agreements with partner growers. Englehardt is a fifth-generation California farmer and rancher who grew up in the Livermore Valley, closely involved in family farming activities. Throughout his career he monitored and practiced agricultural innovation, with particular interest in the super high density (SHD) techniques that COR pioneered in California in the late 1990s. This background has given him an affinity for the combination of leading-edge technology and concern for traditional high quality that characterizes COR and its products. Englehardt graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in agricultural business.