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.”

Nicole Lewis

Field Scout

Nicole is a field scout for UMC. She has a passion for advocating for agriculture and wishes to help farmers achieve their goals, whatever that may look like to them. Nicole attended MJC where she studied agricultural sciences prior to transferring to Fresno state. At Fresno state she worked on the school farm and obtained her BS in Agricultural Education with a specialization in plant science. She Is looking forward to growing as a PCA and working with Central Valley farmers to help them continue to feed the world.