Our owner and president, Bob Stallings, understands the hard work that goes into growing, maintaining and harvesting crops. Since the age of seven, Bob has spent time in the fields and has experienced the ups and downs of a grower's life.
Bob was raised on a family farm outside Nashville, Georgia. He worked alongside his father and uncle until the farm was sold when he was 26. Along with farming, his father, Ray, had been the Southeastern Regional field trainer for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) since 1961. The family moved to Florida in 1973 when Ray became FCIC's director for the state of Florida. As FCIC director, Ray was instrumental in the development of many of the Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policies that are still in existence.
When Ray retired in 1988, he founded Stallings Crop Insurance Corporation. In 1990, Bob joined the family business. He always wanted to be involved with crop insurance so he talked it over with his father and decided to seize the chance to work alongside him.
Ray and Bob continue to farm today. They grow citrus on 160 acres in Alturas, Florida. Ray-Bob Groves grows Hamlin, Valencia Oranges and Red Grapefruit.