Karm Bains is a fourth-generation California cling peach farmer who grows peaches, prunes, walnuts and almonds in Sutter and Butte counties. Karm and his wife, Harpeet, live in Yuba City with their four children: Barron, 16, Meaghan, 14, Jaya, 8 and Devika, 2. Karm’s wife, Harpeet, is a full-time bookkeeper for the operation and enjoys being involved in the day-to-day happenings on the farm.
Karm is an active member of the community and recently graduated from the California Agriculture Leadership Program (Class 40) – a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to leadership training and transformational learning experiences in partnership with four California universities up and down California. Karm also serves as the Chairman of the Economic Development Commission, and is a board member for both the Walnut Bargaining Association and Prune Bargaining Association. He is also State Delegate for the California Cling Peach Association Board.
In addition to his involvement in agriculture, Karm is also on the board of directors for the Live Oak/Gridley Sikh Temple.