Robert Payne is a partner in Payne Farms, a Yolo County based diversified agribusiness that specializes in growing high quality nut and row crops. Payne Farms is a progressive agriculture operation that incorporates technology and science to improve productivity and better utilize resources. Drone generated near infrared imagery, drip irrigation and soil microbial supplementation are a few examples of practices that have made us a leader in innovation. In addition, he operates a walnut hulling and drying facility where he process his as well as his neighbor’s walnuts, vertically integrating the company.
Robert is a member of the Pacific Coast Producers Advisory Board, Yolo County Investors and a former board member of the California Tomato Growers Association. Robert and his family live in Northern California and he fishes the Trinity, American, Sacramento and numerous coastal rivers.