Made in Oklahoma: Flowering gift blossoms into business

From a challenge that lavender wouldn’t grow in Oklahoma soil has bloomed a business that has kept Jag Sodhi busy in his retirement.

BY JENNIFER PALMER Published: November 8, 2012

From a challenge that lavender wouldn’t grow in Oklahoma soil has bloomed a business that has kept Jag Sodhi busy in his retirement. While Sodhi was a professor for the Department of Defense at Defense Acquisition University, a student gave him a lavender plant as a gift and he took the challenge of growing lavender on his acreage near Apache, 75 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

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About the company

Owner: Jag Sodhi

Address: 10041 County Road 1410 (10 miles SW of Apache)

Website: www.lavendervalleyacres.com

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Founded: 2002

Main product: Lavender and lavender products

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