Meet the Partners: Suzanne Takasugi
Suzanne Takasugi was raised in Clayton, a small farming community in Western Wisconsin. At a very young age, she began helping in the family hardware and farm store – stocking shelves, assisting customers, and keeping the books.
Suzanne attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing Degree with a Minor in Accounting. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta – Academic Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda – Business Society, and the American Marketing Association. While working on her education, Suzanne also worked for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a Student Assistant and Paraprofessional.
After graduation, Suzanne moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where she worked for the Waldorf Corporation as an Estimator/Assistant Scheduler and Customer Service Representative from 1986-1992.
While on vacation in the Carribean, Suzanne met Patrick Takasugi. They were married and Suzanne moved to Wilder, Idaho to take over the farm office management for Takasugi Seed Farms. Suzanne and Pat have three children – Taylor, Cole, and Paige. Taylor is studying Bio-Chemistry at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Cole and Paige are attending Bishop Kelly High School.
Since moving to Idaho, Suzanne has been very involved in the community – working on the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council Board of Directors; Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Transition Team Member; and the Canyon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. She has also been active in the local schools as an Art Mom, Classroom Assistant, and Home Economics Instructor. During that time, she has also completed the Farm Management Program at Boise State University.
Following Pat’s passing in 2011, Suzanne took over his role and interest in Snake River Produce Company, LLC. and continues to manage the farm in Wilder and Homedale, Idaho.