Brent Jackson has been farming his whole life, from turkeys to row crops to stone fruit. Brent grew up in Kingsburg, California with his parents George and Colleen, his older brother Mike and his younger sister Susan. He attended Kingsburg High school where he played football and track when he wasn’t working on the farm.
Brent met Marlene Schnitzler sophomore year of high school and they were married in March of 1984. They have four daughters: Janelle, Brittany, Heidi, and Kristina – and 2 son-in-laws: Brody and Cody. Janelle and Brody have two children: Jace and Bailey; and Brittany and Cody have one child, Stetson. Brent’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with his family. He likes to fish with his grandchildren and has always coached his daughters’ sports teams. Brent has always made his family his number one priority.
Farming is another love of Brent’s - he truly enjoys what he does and is very good at it. White Nectarines are his favorite but he also farms plums, Pluots, peaches, cherries, Apriums, apricots, plumcots, flying saucers, peacharines, apples, and kiwis. While talking with Brent, I asked what he would be doing if he were not farming stone fruit. He said he would still be farming, but switch to row crops. Brent is a very kind person who everyone likes to be around. He is someone who you can tell was raised right with hard work ethic, love for his family and respect for his workers.