Agricultural Achiever

Glenn Tanaka (left) of Tanaka Farms receives a certificate from Consul General Akira Chiba. (JUNKO YOSHIDA/Rafu Shimpo)

The Agricultural Society of Japan (Dai Nihon Nokai) awarded its Agricultural Achievement Medal for 2017 to Glenn Tanaka at a ceremony hosted by Consul General Akira Chiba on Nov. 30 at his official residence in Hancock Park.

Born in 1957 in Huntington Beach, Tanaka graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a degree in agricultural business. He is the third-generation owner of Tanaka Farms in Irvine, which was founded by his grandfather, Teruo Tanaka, an immigrant from Hiroshima.