Since being named the Senior Farmer of the Year in 2007, Vernon Martinazzi has remained on the farm, usually staying out until noon.
“We have 220 acres of almonds,” he said. “I had a dairy for 27 years and raised cotton. But the almonds are a lot better deal.”
Martinazzi, 81, still manages to keep up with his two favorite hobbies, hunting and fishing. He tries to fish one day a week and goes hunting about twice a year.
“I go up to McClure Lake for bass,” he said. “I have an Alaskan fishing trip in August. I gotta get that in before the harvest comes in. I try to hunt and fish often. You can stay young when you keep hunting and fishing.” ...