1991 National Winner

Ripon Farm Service - Ripon, CA

Allen Fetters, Jr. of Ripon Farm Service is a third generation retail dealer in California. It is partially because of their respect for the environment that his family and their business has been so successful over the years.

“Environmental respect is not just dealing with the hard assets: the diking and preventative measures,” says Fetters. “It’s taking a proactive, personal approach and expressing to your people the need to be careful.”

The team at Ripon is so well prepared, that the state of California granted the company a waiver of waste discharge requirements, because they already had all of the regulations met, before enforcement began. The Regional Water Quality Control Board now uses the facility to train new inspectors on what a “good” facility should look like.