University of California – Davis: Endive Farmer Attributes Success to Ag College

Rich Collins graduated from UC Davis in 1983 and now operates a successful business, California Endive Farms. In a recent profile, Collins attributes part of his success to the start he got at the California agricultural college.

In particular, Collins remembers a feasibility study he undertook his freshman year that focused on the farming operation he dreamed of one day creating. Today, Collins is the only commercial grower of the Belgian variety of endive in the U.S. His farm employs 65 people year round.


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