Our Growers

Jason Dahl
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Jason Dahl
Sloan, Iowa

“Growing for JOLLY TIME isn’t just business. For me, it’s personal and something I take great pride in being a part of.”

Jason and his family have been growing JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for as long as he can remember. He has memories of visiting the JOLLY TIME plant as a young boy with his father, Gordon, who started growing for JOLLY TIME more than 50 years ago.

Eric Chohan
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Eric Chohan
O'Neill, Nebraska

"Just like my father and grandfather, I take great pride in the land we have cared for and the quality of popcorn we have grown for JOLLY TIME over the years.”

Eric Chohon is a 3rd generation JOLLY TIME Pop Corn grower. He graduated with a degree in Agronomy from South Dakota State University in 2003 and he and his wife Leah are expecting their first child in December—a 4th generation grower, perhaps.   

 
Gene Chohon
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Gene Chohon
O'Neill, Nebraska

“Doing business with JOLLY TIME is just fun. The people I’ve met and worked with the through years aren’t just associates; they are my friends.”

Gene Chohon and son, Eric, of Chohon Farms have been growing JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for the past 13 years and 6 years respectively. Gene’s father, Don, started the tradition back in the mid 60’s. The Chohons are three generations of family growers working with JOLLY TIME.

Pat Green
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Pat Green
Homer, Nebraska

“JOLLY TIME has always had a good product and the company’s an honest company, fair with its growers. JOLLY TIME has been cooperative in everything and anything. I guess you could say JOLLY TIME is a little like family.”



Pat Green’s grandfather, Michael, signed the first contract with Cloid Smith, JOLLY TIME’S founder, in the 1930’s. The Green Family have been growing popcorn ever since.

Dan Drenkhahn
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Dan Drenkhahn
Mapleton, Iowa

“Honesty is JOLLY TIME’S best quality. Everything my field rep has told me has stayed true. Everyone at JOLLY TIME has always been excellent to work with.”



Dan is a 2nd generation grower for JOLLY TIME. His father, Marvin, started growing popcorn in the late 1960’s. Even Dan’s brother grew for JOLLY TIME for a short time.