The 1999 Senior Farmer Dino Petrucci was an agriculture teacher and Madera High School vice principal. He served on the Madera Unified School District Board of Trustees, was president of the Madera County Farm Bureau, and faculty adviser in the FFA program.
The lifelong Madera resident and his brother, the late Enzio Petrucci, grew grapes, peaches, cotton, alfalfa, figs, olives and pumpkins and raised cattle, dairy cows, pigs, goats and sheep.
Petrucci hosted hundreds of MUSD students on a field trip to his pumpkin patch while wearing an orange sweatshirt with a smiling Jack-O-lantern. Each child picked their own pumpkin to take home.
Petrucci credits his brother with doing most of the farming to enable him to attend meetings and teach students...