Kimmie Candy Company - Official Site. Makers of fine panned candies.
Joseph Dutra was born in 1952, the grandson of Portuguese immigrant farmers who settled in the Sacramento, California area in the late 1800's. He was raised on the family farm and as a young man moved on to become an honors graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Plant and Soil Science.
In 1975, after earning his degree, Dutra returned to the Sacramento area and began farming with his brother. This continued until 1983, whereas Dutra took on the role of Senior Agronomist for The HADCO Project in Hail, Saudi Arabia. At that time, The HADCO Project was one of the largest wheat farming operations in the world outside of the United States.