Aug 27, 2020
Sweet onion grower G&R Farms hires director of operations

Sweet onion grower G&R Farms recently hired Jon Dorminey as its director of operations.

Jon Dorminey
Jon Dorminey

In his new job, Dorminey will be responsible for long-range planning, cost analysis, revamping policies and procedures, while overseeing inventory, shipping and production staff, according to a press release from the company.

Dorminey has spent his career working in education, according to the release. In his previous position, he served as vice president of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) in which he was responsible for all athletic components of the GISA, including state playoffs, eligibility, rule enforcement and board training.

“With his exceptional organizational and managerial skills, he’ll be an asset to our organization,” said Walt Dasher, vice president of G&R Farms.  “As part of our strategic planning process, we’re making many positive changes as we strive to develop the most consistent, sustainable and sweet-tasting product on the market.”

Jon received a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Georgia Southern University in 1996 and later obtained his masters’ degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University in 1998.

As a third-generation family farm, G&R Farms began in Southeast Georgia with a small farm in 1945. Today, the organization has grown to over 5,000 acres encompassing several crops with a main focus on sweet onions. G&R Farms has been growing, packing, marketing and shipping sweet onions for nearly seven decades. The company is dedicated to providing consistent quality year-round while perfecting the quality and flavor of sweet onions through research and development.

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