Manpreet Bains is proud to work alongside her family to continue the legacy her parents built after emigrating from India. In 1969, Manpreet’s parents established their farming operation, which included producing prunes and peaches as well as running a commercial prune dehydrator. Manpreet and her sister spent the majority of their summers working in the orchards and at the dehydrator where they learned the value of working as a team. In 2005, Manpreet and her sister officially took over the general operation of their parent’s farms and created Manseena Orchards where they currently produce prunes and walnuts. As second-generation farmers, it is their goal to maintain the same level of mindful land stewardship and commitment to California agriculture their parents exemplified throughout their career. Manpreet earned a BA in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science from Pepperdine University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. She currently serves as a Director for the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau as well as the Agricultural Council of California. She also serves as a Regional Director for the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation Alumni Council. She is an alumna of the California Agricultural Leadership Program and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program. Manpreet currently lives in Sacramento with her husband and in her spare time she enjoys playing with her Golden Retriever, traveling, supporting local theater, listening to live music, and spending time with her family.