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.”
Petrucci lived his life by that philosophy and raised his children to do the same.
In every business venture — and there were many — he was fair.
Petrucci and his brother Raymond farmed under the moniker G and R Petrucci, growing grapes, cotton, grain, onions, potatoes and alfalfa. The alfalfa wasn’t for profit, but rather to improve the soil and remove alkali. He also raised cattle and had a small dairy that sold milk...