B.S., Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S., Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University
Mr. James F. Prochaska is a native Texan and grew up farming and ranching in the gulf coast region of south Texas. He served in the US Navy from 1978 to 1987 as a line officer with a primary focus on steam propulsion engineering. Following graduate school in 1987 he joined AMS Engineering and Environmental in Punta Gorda, Florida and worked as a senior engineer and later partner in the area of irrigation, drainage and water supply development for new and existing agricultural and environmental projects in south Florida.
He has developed well over 100,000 acres in agriculture and environmental projects ranging from Florida, California, Washington, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and internationally in Mexico and China. Over the past twenty-five years Mr. Prochaska has participated in numerous feasibility studies, along with engineering design and consulting services in Central America, South America, China, India and Israel. The projects included new citrus production feasibility studies in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, China and India. From 1994 through 2007 Mr. Prochaska worked as the principal engineering consultant in southern China for the development of new citrus groves for juice processing and resale. He later became the engineering project manager for the siting, design and construction of a citrus processing plant in China to support the newly planted groves. In 1994 he founded JNM.