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.
Farming was very much a family affair for 1993 Senior Farmer Ed Sagouspe. His career in the Ripperdan District began in 1944 with brothers Frank and Ernie.
When Madera Irrigation District made its first delivery of crop water in 1945, 1993's Senior Farmer Franklin Secara was its lone ditchtender.
Farming was in 1989 Senior Farmer Ben Coulthard’s blood. The fourth generation farmer grew up doing chores on his family farm.
Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1912, 1995 Senior Farmer Norman Dill moved to California with his family in 1919.