Jesse D. Penick

Orchard & Feed Crop Consultant/ PCA

Jesse has been working with UMC since the spring of 2018, where he has been doing both scouting and consulting work for a variety of crops such as Almonds, Walnuts, Stone Fruit and Pistachios as well as feed crops for dairy. Jesse focuses on extensive but cost-effective fertility as well as common sense IPM practices. Jesse grew up going to Hilmar schools and later transferred to Turlock Highschool. Following high school, he attended both Merced and Modesto Junior Colleges before transferring to Stanislaus state where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in General Ag Sciences. Before Jesse became a PCA he worked for his Father, Ed, where he performed many different jobs such as Welding, Machining, equipment operation and general mechanic work on heavy equipment for nearly 15 years. Jesse is very devoted to his job and enjoys interacting with growers to solve problems and increase production.

Emmanuel Moreno

Orchard & Feed Crop Consultant/ PCA

Emmanuel Moreno joined the UMC team in May 2021. At UMC, Emmanuel’s goals are to become a well-trained PCA and offer diversity, ideas and implentation of technology. Emmanuel’s hometown is Livingston, California and comes from a very hard-working family. He is a proud first-generation college graduate in his family, where he attended Merced College and CSU Stanislaus. Some of his favorite hobbies include watching and playing soccer, as well as watching movies. His favorite thing to do as a daily routine is to spend time with his English Labrador named “Cafe.”

Daniel Vann


Daniel joined UMC in November 2023 where he is a PCA. Daniel grew up in Atwater and graduated from Atwater High in 2017. During high school, he worked on an almond ranch for his uncle. After high school, he attended and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Animal Science, a minor in Ag Business and Plant Protection. During college summers, Daniel worked as a Field & Grower Representative for Dole Packaged Foods in Atwater where he focused on peaches throughout the valley. He also worked for Del Mar Food Products in Watsonville with a concentration on apricots on the westside of the Central Valley.
After graduating from Cal Poly in 2022, he worked as a PCA for McAbee Ag Consulting in Paso Robles. There his focus was on consulting and scouting grapes for the local wineries. Daniel enjoys a challenge and loves meeting and working with growers to achieve the best possible outcome for them in the most effective and efficient way.

PCA #164364
Ulrich Management & Consulting