Lakeside Foods Agriculture Manager Named to Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40

Lakeside Foods Agriculture Manager Named to Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40

Manitowoc, WI (August 12, 2021) – Lakeside Foods Agriculture Manager Cody Guenther has been named to the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 list, honoring 40 outstanding young professionals in the industry. Guenther was selected based on his industry contribution and drive toward innovation. He will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in December and be featured in the October issue of Vegetable Growers News.

Cody Guenther kneeling in a field of flowering peas.
Cody Guenther, Agricultural Manager at Lakeside Foods

“Cody is well-deserving of this distinction,” said John Williams, director of agriculture for Lakeside Foods. “His can-do attitude has been a tremendous asset to us, and his hard work and willingness to learn has been exemplified by his rapid advancement within our organization.”

Guenther joined Lakeside Foods in 2018 after graduated from UW-River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in crop and soil science. In 2019 he was promoted to Agriculture Manager for the company’s Random Lake location, overseeing the planting and harvesting of 13,000 acres of peas, sweet corn and lima beans.

About Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 production facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, canned dry beans, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table.  The company is family owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.