February 2015

Southern California Leadership Network And Ventura County Leadership Academy Hold Joint Meeting At Limoneira


Limoneira has integrated sustainability into Company practices for over a century (and before these practices became known by this name). An important component of sustainability is fostering economic development and creating processes for growth. Two organizations that train leaders to effect positive change, The Southern California Leadership Network and The Ventura County Leadership Academy brought leaders together in January at Limoneira's Visitor's Center for joint discussions and planning. The groups had a tour of Monsanto's facility prior to meeting at Limoneira for discussion and work groups.


About The Southern California Leadership Network


Southern California Leadership Network advances the region and the state by inspiring, preparing and connecting leaders to drive change. SCLN does this through its signature Leadership Fellowships, continued leadership development opportunities and other events to promote lifelong leadership learning.


In 2006, the Leadership L.A. Foundation (founded in 1987) and the Southern California Leadership Network (founded in 1989) joined forces in a partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.


Programs merged under one umbrella organization, the Southern California Leadership Network, which is the premier provider of issues-based learning, skill development and network activities for community, regional and statewide leaders. Coro Southern California provided training for Leadership Southern California from 1991-2006.


About The Ventura County Leadership Academy


The Ventura County Leadership Academy was founded in 1994 and has the purpose of developing a diverse group of leaders whose actions enhance the quality of life throughout Ventura County. The academy is sponsored in part by the United Way of Ventura County as a special program and is a member of the California Association of Leadership Programs. Through a curriculum that exposes participants to critical issues in our region, the experience provides opportunities to enrich one's leadership capabilities that will ultimately enhance his/her participation in the community.
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Harold Edwards Appears On Equities.com, The Street.com And Bloomberg Radio
This February In Honor Of Valentine's Day - We Love Lemon Beauty
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation And Alabama Farmer Federation Tour Limoneira
Building Great Careers In Agriculture
Kathleen Thompson Received Visionary Leadership Award From The Agricultural Personnel Management Association
Kathleen Thompson Received Visionary Leadership Award From The Agricultural Personnel Management Association
Limoneira Winner's Block

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Harold Edwards Appears On Equities.com, The Street.com And Bloomberg Radio


In January, Limoneira CEO, Harold Edwards was interviewed by journalists representing the nation's leading investment media. Harold shared news about Limoneira's on-going initiatives and plans for the future. Harold stated that "we've seen demand for our fresh lemons grow as middle classes develop globally.....we also maintain a competitive advantage because we are the largest vertically integrated supplier of fresh lemons in the U.S. This enables us to assure our customers that we deliver high quality lemons consistently". Please visit our news page to hear/view these interviews.


About Equities.com


Equities.com is the most advanced interactive online social ecosystem for the financial industry, serving as a resource center and next-generation communication platform that connects self-directed investors with public issuers, market experts, and professional service providers and vendors.


About the Street.com


TheStreet provides online financial news, commentary, analysis, ratings, and business and investment content covering a broad spectrum of information related to investing and market activity. The outlet is geared toward educated, affluent investors and aims to be the leading, Web-based source of market, investing and financial information. TheStreet produces nearly 100 financial news and commentary videos weekly that feature market and strategy updates, personal finance tips, executive and CEO interviews, mutual fund and ETF reports and more. TheStreet.com is one of the highest ranked/viewed business websites in the world.


About Bloomberg Radio


With a listener base of 26 million, Bloomberg radio distributes across local terrestrial stations, satellite and streaming to provide actionable conversation fueled by trusted voices and a deep-rooted commitment to being wherever their listeners are.
This February In Honor Of Valentine's Day - We Love Lemon Beauty


As part of the Limoneira's year long promotion "Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Every Season Is The Perfect Opportunity To Unleash The Natural Power Of Lemons", February is being celebrated as the month of lemon beauty.


Limoneira has linked with talented professionals around the world, who's passion and focus is......beauty. From skin care suggestions to hair and grooming tips, both men and women can benefit from these go-to-gurus of grooming. Check the Limoneira blog for great information and follow Limoneira's Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter feeds to fuel your beauty database. It's simple and natural!


Billy Yamaguchi - San Diego


Celebrity stylist Billy Yamaguchi and his team of designers balance and harmonize their clients' hair, makeup, and personal style by applying the ancient principles of Feng Shui. Yamaguchi was the first to integrate Feng Shui into modern beauty techniques. Billy explains that "Feng Shui Beauty" is about reading people's energy. Finding out who they are on the inside and connecting it to the outside. "Our goal is to help everyone express their personal power and inner beauty."


Elizabeth Canler - Miami


At Elizabeth Canler's Miami Skin Boutique and Spa, guests feel rejuvenated and pampered in luxe surroundings overlooking the Miami skyline. Elizabeth's technique and style are unrivaled in Magic City. Her global travels have provided her with a database of the latest and best in the world of beauty. With her own show on the Beach Channel and as a guest host on QVC London and Germany, Elizabeth is sought for her suggestions for beautiful, glowing skin. She and her team provide personalized attention in a state-of-the-art facility complete with his/hers steam and sauna rooms, a meditation relaxation room, and an outside yoga deck and infinity pool facing the beautiful Miami skyline. The perfect way to spend a relaxing day.


Lisa Pielsticker - San Francisco


Liza Pielsticker is the owner of SkinLab, a beautiful spa located at Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Trained by top plastic surgeons in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, Liza has extensive training in medical aesthetics and recognizes the importance of quality skin care to defy aging and create a younger appearance. Liza is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of standards, as well as educating patients on the latest techniques and products in skin rejuvenation and scar prevention and therapy. At SkinLab, Liza believes in results-oriented skincare. With so many advancements in skin rejuvenation, SkinLab creates an effective skincare regimen to meet the unique needs of every client. www.skinlabsf.com.


Melodee Morita - Tokyo


Melodee Morita is a Japanese American ballet dancer, YouTube Artist, and FCI (Fujisankei Communications International) Reporter. She offers her thousands of followers a wide variety of tips on beauty and healthy lifestyle and suggests delicious recipes. Her 2014 Best Skin Tighteners offered an unbiased review of top performers for the year. She's fun and informative and very popular and offers great content in both English and Japanese. She offers a wide variety of beauty and skin care tips on her YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/melodeemorita.


Nina Curtis - Los Angeles


Nina Curtis, founder and president of the Nile Institute, "A Source Vit´┐Żl", located in West Hollywood, California, and of Curtis Communications. Nina is known as the "Esthetician's Esthetician" and has a twenty-five plus year history in the professional personal care and wellness industry, where she is respected as an innovative skin care specialist, educator, lecturer and businesswoman. She has trained in the United States, France, Germany, Australia and England and received her Bachelor's degree of Science in Management and her MBA from Pepperdine University, and is also a graduate of the Lynwood Business Institute. Recognized as a thought leader, Ms. Curtis writes articles focusing on business, trends, wellness and skin and body care techniques. The Nile Institute is dedicated to offering exceptional wellness services, the finest in quality personal care products and information that is relevant for its clients to make responsible choices about their individual health, wellness, beauty and personal care needs. Nina Curtis has received five "Teacher of the Year" awards from the Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design, located in Los Angeles, California, which inducted her into their Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ms. Curtis received the coveted Distinguished Alumna Award from Pepperdine University for her outstanding accomplishments in serving humankind through the humane pursuits of business, for participating in building a stronger university, and for her personal character as an example to all of the university's students, alumni and faculty.


Norma Garza - Houston


Norma Garza, the founder of Norma's Touch Skin Specialty Spa, has been helping Houstonians achieve glowing, fresh skin for years. Like it or not, we live in a society that assesses people based on appearance. It's no wonder that people go to great lengths to make a good impression. Vibrant and radiant skin is an important component in beginning the day with a rejuvenated spirit and positive outlook. By combining nature and science, the staff at Norma's Touch Skin Specialty Spa provide a comprehensive array of treatments including: microdermabrasion, herbal and chemical peels, anti-aging, non-invasive skincare, and treatments for men, women, and teens. She has a loyal following from her many devoted customers.


Shana Irish - Chicago


Chicago-based Shana Irish is the talented owner of the Skin Spa, a full-service skin care studio in the heart of Lincoln Park. Her many years as an esthetician and wide-ranging career in all facets of the beauty and spa industry ensure that her clients receive the best in healthy skin care. The Skin Spa's approach is to combine natural healing treatments with the latest technological advances to offer the best in anti-aging facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasions, and more. The Skin Spa strives for a higher standard in skin care while respecting the planet. www.theskinspalp.com.


Shawn Bourdeau - Santa Barbara


Shawn Bourdeau is the owner of Santa Barbara-based Bourdeau Spa, a beautiful destination for clients to relax, get pampered, and receive unique and personalized treatments for their skin, body, and beauty needs. Shawn has a Bachelor's degree from UCSB in Communication and Exercise & Health Science, an Estheticians license from Lu Ross Academy, in addition to a license in Massage Therapy from Santa Barbara Body Works. She worked for a number of years at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa. Shawn offers an extensive array of services that promote health, well-being, and beauty for her satisfied clientele. www.bourdeauspa.com.


Shizuka Bernstein - New York City


Lauded as a skin care guru by New York Magazine, master aesthetician Shizuka Bernstein has been bringing beauty and tranquility to Manhattan for over ten years. Shizuka has been featured as a beauty expert in Marie Claire, Shape, the New York Daily News and on Fox News, CNN, CBS, and many other outlets. At Shizuka's New York day spa, award-winning treatments and products are combined with a relaxing "Zen" atmosphere, a warm and personal attention, and a Japanese flair.


Tom Woodhouse - New York City


Thomas Woodhouse is an Expert Skin Care Practitioner with an impressive portfolio of success delivering quality therapeutic services along with presentations that demonstrate the value of skincare product lines and treatments. He has been recognized by consumers, celebrities, and media as one of New York's most sought-after Estheticians. Thomas has been featured as "Best Facialist" in Allure's "Best of the Best" issue and has appeared on Good Morning America and in regular features in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Details, and Time Out New York. www.faceplace.com.


Tracy Neely - Atlanta


Atlanta-based Tracy Neely is a Certified Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, a Certified Natural Health Professional, a Licensed Esthetician and is studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor. As a Health and Beauty Expert, Tracy has a unique approach to wellness that blends her background in Holistic Nutrition with her expertise as a Skin Care Therapist. Whether it's clearing up her clients' skin, removing toxins from their bodies, or improving their digestion, Tracy believes that the foods we eat have a profound effect on our health and that transforming how we think about food enables us to experience optimal health. Tracy works with women in the United States and abroad and conducts consultations in person, over the phone, and via Skype. www.tracyneely.com, tracy@tracyneely.com.
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation And Alabama Farmer Federation Tour Limoneira Prior To The American Farm Bureau Federation's 96th Annual Convention


The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation's largest general farm organization. More than 6.1 million American families are members of Farm Bureau in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This past January, thousands of the members met in San Diego  to conduct the business of the national organization, benefit from informative sessions on agricultural and rural issues. 


Prior to the convention, the members of two separate groups, The Tennessee Farm Bureau and the Alabama Farmer Federation toured Limoneira to learn about the Company's sustainability initiatives including solar energy, integrated pest management, green waste recycling and work force housing. Networking with those from different geographic regions lets us learn, share and foster communications.


About The  Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation


The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation has a membership of more than 650,000 family members and is the largest state Farm Bureau in the nation. However, when it began in June of 1921, the membership was small and the services it offered were few. The agricultural leaders who formed it, operated mostly on faith that someday they would have the opportunity to provide a better way of life for rural Tennessee.


The Tennessee Farm Bureau has provided many services for the membership of the organization and began as an organization lobbying for the betterment of its members. A great deal of state legislation exists because of the Farm Bureau and its early efforts. The organization continues to work with agricultural legislation and has full-time lobbyists working in Nashville. The Public Affairs Department works daily providing help for members in areas such as private property rights, taxation, regulations and other legislative issues facing the membership.


One of the state's largest and oldest circulated farm publications, The Tennessee Farm Bureau News, is published by the organization six times a year and is distributed  to the organization's farmer members with the latest news on agriculture and farming issues. 


About The Alabama Farmers Federation


The Alabama Farmers Federation is comprised of agricultural and associate members in all 67 Alabama counties. The Alabama Farmers Federation strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food through responsible stewardship of Alabama's resources. 


The Alabama Farmers Federation was formed in 1921 and became the unified voice of men and women working in farming.  Federation leaders founded Alfa Insurance in 1946 to provide fire protection for rural residents. Alfa has grown into a top-rated insurance company with over a million policies in force.


The Alabama Farmers Federation has grown to become the state's largest farm organization and with more than 400,000 members. The Federation's "one voice" delivers a powerful message, at the Statehouse in Montgomery and on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Building Great Careers In Agriculture


Santa Paula's Agriculture Museum (part of the Museum of Ventura County), demonstrated the depth and variety of careers in the agriculture industry at a recent career fair. A press release in the Ventura County Star shared that the specialized skills they'll need to know if they want a career in agriculture stunned many of the students attending the Agriculture Career Fair at the Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.


"I came here because I wanted to learn more about careers in agriculture. I had no idea how high-tech agriculture is," said Nielia Guzman, 14, a freshman at Santa Paula High School. "I was surprised."


Two dozen representatives from various businesses and educational institutions - from Limoneira to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - spoke with students Thursday about the skills needed in the business.


"There is more to agriculture than being a farmer," said Kay Clark, the Agriculture Museum's education coordinator. "We have representation for all careers." Students came away from the experience understanding that skilled jobs that pay well do exist in the agriculture industry.
Healthy Skin And Renewed Energy


Besides its contribution to the process of blood regeneration, the liver helps to strengthen and stimulate food digestion. In addition, it also cleanses blood and eliminates any toxins or impurities contained in it.


The best way to maintain the liver's health is to cleanse it every single day. Every morning, take one tablespoon of olive oil mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice on an empty stomach. Afterwards, you can enjoy your breakfast.


This simple tip offers a number of benefits including younger looking healthy skin, better digestion and increased energy.


Source: Peak Health Now
Kathleen Thompson Received Visionary Leadership Award From The Agricultural Personnel Management Association


Recently, Kathleen Thompson, Limoneira's Director of Human Resources received The Visionary Leadership Award from the Agricultural Personnel Management Association.


For over 30-years, the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) has served the agricultural industry throughout California and Arizona as a professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Human Resources and Safety Management through education, information and interaction.


Congratulations Kathleen!
Limoneira Winner's Block


This month our lucky winner is Amber Johnson from Denver, Colorado. As our monthly winner, Amber has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestlyes Gift.


Congratulations Amber!!!


For your chance to win, make sure you're on our mailing list to be entered into our monthly drawing. To join click here or visit our website at www.Limoneira.com.


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