J&J Family of Farms promotes Clayton Amestoy to Director of Farming

Westlake, FL:   J&J Family of Farms has recently announced that Clayton Amestoy will be promoted to Director of Farming. In his new role, Amestoy will be responsible for directing all farming operations, managing farm food safety and communications with the sales and commodity management teams. 

“Farming is in my blood,” said Amestoy, new Director of Farming. “I am excited to continue growing and evolving in my role at J&J.  My focus is on continuing to provide leadership to our farming operations, developing new proprietary varieties and continue providing the best produce we can grow in Florida to our customers.”

Amestoy is a fourth-generation farmer bringing over 15 years of farming leadership to J&J. He grew up on the Amestoy family farm in Boynton Beach, Florida and has had broad experience growing in South Florida.  Amestoy received his BS Degree from Florida Southern College in 2004. He will continue to report to Dick Bowman, Vice President of Farming and Grower Development.

“Clayton had shown great leadership and dedication to our farming operations since joining J&J in 2016 as Senior Farm Manager. He has deserved this promotion as he takes on a larger leadership role as we continue increasing our acreage and developing best in class grower partners” said Bowman,

About J&J Family of Farms

J&J Family of Farms is strategically positioned as a national supplier, with a more robust offering of products year-round. Our family of farms now grows on over 12,000 acres of farmland and operate packing and cooling facilities in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Mexico. We maintain full supply-chain visibility with and have a passion for providing consistent produce to our customers’ specs, grown and shipped with food safety as our chief standard of excellence. As family farmers we believe in sustainable and socially responsible farming practices, and in taking care of our people.  J&J’s values of integrity, communication, execution, leadership, cooperation and attitude are our focus, with our team, suppliers, partners and customers.