Family Owned and Operated
Norwest Ingredients was born from Terry Cochran’s vision in the early 1980’s to expand beyond the family’s farm, Jet Farms, Inc., and become a mint oil processor and distributor. After nearly 20 years of marketing and developing quality control and processing procedures, Norwest Ingredients was founded by brothers Terry and Jeffrey Cochran in 1998.
Terry and Jeff bring unique and valuable knowledge to the business through their lifelong experience in mint oil production with Jet Farms, Inc., also family owned and operated. The family’s history in mint began in 1965 when Edgar Cochran (father) began growing Peppermint and Spearmint, and later invented and patented the first mechanical mint planter in 1967.
President, Terry Cochran, graduated from East Washington University with a degree in business administration, and has extensive knowledge of mint oil production, processing, analytical and sensory analysis. Terry maintains hands-on management.
Vice-President Jeffrey Cochran shares a vast knowledge of mint oil production, processing, and operation management, and manages mint oil producer Jet Farms.
Third generation family members are actively involved with both Norwest Ingredients and Jet Farms, ensuring the family traditions of ethical values and sustainable business practices are continued.