Rod Grimm, 51, co-founder and president of major carrot producer Grimmway Farms. A native of Orange County, Grimm and his brother Bob established themselves in farming in the mid-1960s with a small operation and a roadside corn stand near Anaheim. They later set up Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield and built it into what is now the world's largest producer of fresh, frozen and processed carrot products. Rod Grimm was known for his generosity to the communities where his business flourished and for sponsoring scholarships for children of his employees. On Monday in Bakersfield of cancer.