40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Lida Sladkova

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Fides Oro, Santa Paula, Calif.

Job Title

Trial Manager


Responsible for managing trial facility and production of company’s varieties that are displayed at California Spring Trials; Conducts research trials and oversees rooted and unrooted cutting production; Participates in America in Bloom


Favorite cuisine: South American; Favorite vacation spot: “Anywhere without cell phone or Internet coverage is a good start.” More specifically — Brazil.

Fun Facts

An emigrant from the Czech Republic (where her family still resides), Lida came to the United States eight years ago as part of a five-month program at Ohio State University to work on California Spring Trials – “And I’m still here!” she declares.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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