It is with a very heavy heart that we report on the passing of long time Gin Manager Joe Vierra on December 7th. Joe was Gin Manager at Stratford Growers from the mid-1980’s until he retired in 2000, and was President of the Ginners Board in 1992. In 1998, Joe was recognized as the Ginner of the Year for his service to the industry. As we understand it the services will be private. If we receive any more details we will be sure to pass them along.