Jake joined the America’s Grow-a-Row staff in February 2020. He grew up on Peterson Farm in Flemington, where he has worked alongside his dad and grandfather his whole life. Jake studied at Delaware Valley University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, specializing in Commercial Crop Production. During the summers Jake worked for Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm, where he worked in the orchard maintaining tree fruit and helping with small plot research. Jake also worked for the Rutgers Integrated Pest Management program scouting orchards in Hunterdon, Morris, and Warren counties. After graduation Jake worked for Valley Crest Farm and Preserve for three years, starting as a crew member and then becoming the farm manager.