michael j locati
And Michael J. Locati is the great-grandson of emigrate Joe Locati, who came to Walla Walla from Milan, Italy in 1905. Michael grew up around the family business, developing a passion for Walla Walla Sweet Onion production from a young age. He earned a degree in Agriculture Technology & Production Management from Washington State University. Upon graduating, Michael returned home to the Walla Walla Valley and is following in the footsteps of his grandfather Ambrose Locati, great-uncle Pete Locati, father Ambrose Locati Jr., and uncle Michael F. Locati. Today, Michael continues the tradition of raising Walla Walla Sweet Onions as a managing member of Pacific Agra Farms and Walla Walla River Packing and Storage.