The Button and Turkovich Ranch located in Winters, California, was established by the Button family in the 1850’s. The ranch is currently run by Tony Turkovich and his son, Michael Turkovich. They grow various organic and conventional fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, prunes, walnuts, wine grapes, oranges, seed crops and herbs. Tony’s other son Christopher, and his wife Luciana, run the Turkovich winery in downtown Winters.
When Tony was a child, he and his family moved to Winters from Richmond near San Francisco in 1960. After high school, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. He then went on to the University of Southern California and received a Master’s in Business Administration. In 1974, when Tony moved back after college, he started farming with the Button family.
Tony’s favorite part of farming is watching plants and trees grow and produce bountiful crops that are good tasting and healthy for society. The goal of the ranch is to provide quality, nutritious food at a price that all can afford while doing it in a manner that sustains and improves the soil and environment for future generations.
Tony has been partnered with PCP since the early 1980’s; he enjoys sharing the same long term philosophy with PCP employees and management and together meeting the challenges of business in California.
Tony has been with his wife Joanie for 40 years. They have three sons, Michael, Christopher and Daniel. Tony is part of the PCP Board of Directors, California Tomato Research Institute Board, Winter Fire Protection Distribution Board, and the Advisory Board for Sustainable Conservation. Tony also enjoys fly fishing and hiking in the mountains.