Sal Parra

Salvador Parra Jr., director of farming at Burford Ranch in Fresno County, Calif., says water scarcity is a huge problem for farms in the state.

KERMAN, Calif. — Salvador Parra Jr.’s earliest childhood memories are riding on a cotton picker with his dad.

“I became interested at a young age in farm management by watching my dad and how he, with a team of 100 employees, grew over 22,000 acres of cotton,” he said. “Today, I work for the same company (Burford Ranch) as the director of farming.”

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