The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California gave Manassero the E.E. “Gene” Harden Award for Lifetime Achievement in Central Coast Agriculture during its annual awards ceremony June 27 in Salinas.

Grower-Shipper Association presents lifetime achievement award
                  Courtesy of D'Arrigo Bros. Co.

Jim Manassero is an advisor to D'Arrigo Bros. Co.

“We felt it was deserved,” said Jim Bogart, the association’s president. “He’s involved in so many things.”

Manassero worked for D’Arrigo Bros. Co., Salinas, for 31 years where he had the position of vice president for 25 years and now serves as an advisor. He is also a past chairman of the Grower-Shipper Association and has served on a variety of agriculture-related committees.