Don Hatai: Partner- Farm Management

Don Hatai looks after permanent crop farming for the Full Harvest Funds. Prior to Chess, Don was the production managers for Berries Northwest, a 450+ blueberry farm in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Before moving to Oregon Don spent thirty years farming citrus, stone fruit and olives in the central valley in California. He was born and raised on a family farm as a third generation farmer. Don understands the nuances of growing citrus, stone fruit, and vegetables. He also operated a successful commercial pesticide application business for twenty years along side his farming. Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo.