Leroy Ornellas

Western Area, Calif.

Leroy joined his father in dairying in 1970. Currently, he and his wife, Jennie, have help from their three sons and their families on the operation. Together, they milk about 900 cows and farm 700 acres of corn, oats and alfalfa. Leroy is currently treasurer of DFA’s Western Area Council. He is also a member of the Sutter Tracy Hospital Foundation, California Health Care Facility Citizens Advisory Committee and the Tracy Consortium for Higher Education. Previously, he served on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, was a member of the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Control board, served on the Sutter Tracy Hospital board of trustees and was appointed to the San Joaquin Fair board. Leroy was the City of Tracy Chamber of Commerce Agriculturist of the Year in 1993 and was the 2010 DFA Western Area Member of Distinction.