May 10, 2013 - 07:54
Lida Sladkova



Job Title

Trial Manager


Fides Oro, Santa Paula, Calif.


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 Fact

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.