Organizers of an annual art exhibit hope to draw more people to see it this year.
The 1983 Senior Farmer Gino Petrucci was a man of his word. In his mind, “a man’s word is his contract and if a man’s word is no good, then neither is he.”
When 1984 Senior Farmer Walter Rosskopf bought a ranch on Avenue 12 near what is now Madera Community College Center, he never imagined the battle that would ensue on the property.
The 1987 Senior Farmer Floyd Nelson, like his father, had a Union Oil distributorship delivering fuel to farmers and ranchers on the west side of Madera County. But he always wanted to farm.
The 2008 Senior Farmer Bill McKinney and his wife Lillian never had children of their own, but they adopted several four-legged calves and nurtured them until their release to pasture.
The 1988 Senior Farmer Lionel Rogers was an award-winning farmer.
When 1985 Senior Farmer Aubrey K. Baker worried migrant farmworkers were living in substandard housing, he took action.
Born in rural Madera in 1911, 1986 Senior Farmer Everett Garner was a lifelong farmer who grew grain, cotton, hay and raised cattle.
The 1991 Senior Farmer George Andrew was a longtime member of the Madera County Farm Bureau and served on the Guild Winery and Ripperdan School boards.
The 1982 Senior Farmer Henry J. Bitter farmed wine and table grapes in Madera County for much of his life, but he is perhaps even better known for his service to the local farming industry and community.