Wild Goose Farms is a diversified family farming company established in the mid 1990s by Chuck and Vesna Allison. From its beginnings as a small citrus company, it has grown by applying its guiding principles and values. Entrepreneurship, Stewardship and Relationships have brought success to their endeavors, today the company includes four operating divisions: Spring Valley Berries, Spring Valley Packing, Grand Island Citrus and Kicking Kow Beef.
Our farming adventures will be profitable and enjoyable. We value being part of a farming community. We strive to anticipate and effectively respond to change and to challenge ourselves to continually better our business. We strive to be perceived as a top farm in regards to employee satisfaction, worker and food safety, and top quality wholesome products. We are a family that helps our neighbors.
Wild Goose Farms is owned by Chuck & Vesna Allison. Chuck is retired from a 33 year career in agribusiness working for A. Duda and Sons and more recently Prudential. At Prudential he was responsible for managing their Agricultural Investment’s division.
Vesna Allison is responsible for accounting and finance, as well as being a faithful steward for our harvest crews. She is a registered nurse and currently volunteers at Grace Medical.
Nato Martinez became Farm Manager in 2008 and oversaw the development of both the blueberry and citrus properties. His responsibilities include all farming activities for blueberry, citrus, cattle and hay operations.
Terri Martinez joined Wild Goose Farms in 2013. She is the business Office Manager and Food Safety Manager. She also co-manages the Spring Valley Packing operation. Prior to joining us, Terri’s spent 17 years as a practice administrator for a multi-doctor medical office.
John Gray joined Wild Goose Farms in June of 2019 to provide business development and management of the nursery division, Deep Roots.
Cameron Allison joined full time in January of 2020 to provide financial, strategic, and horticultural skills. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Food and Resource Economics degree paired with a minor in Horticulture Sciences. After college he spent 2 years as a Financial Analyst for one of the top Agricultural Lenders in the United Sates.
Noel Watkins joined Deep Roots Nursery, a division Wild Goose Farms, in 2020. Noel has an 24 years of experience in the development and management of all things nursery.
Our year round farm team is a crucial component to the daily success of Wild Goose Farms.
Wild Goose Farms takes its name from the ancient Celtic Christians of the 5th Century. Their close interaction with nature saw God revealed in all His glory. Their reverence for the Holy Spirit led them to adopt the wild goose as representation of the Holy Spirit. The wild goose was untamable, free, and unpredictable. Like the Holy Spirit, we don’t always know where it comes from or where it is going.
Chasing the Wild Goose is the perspective we take in pursuing our farming ventures. It is a calling planted in our hearts and takes us down roads we never imagined. It is an adventure that reveals God through His Holy Spirit. It is an adventure that teaches us faith and trust. It is an adventure that brings us closer to Him.
Otro dia, otra aventura