Alfred Goodwin


A member of a pioneer Manteca farm family, Goodwin held a number of patents on agricultural implements, operated a nut harvesting company and developed sprinkler system equipment for almonds. He served in numerous ag posts, was a Calla Grammar School board trustee and helped establish the Manteca Rural Fire District. He was inducted into lhe San Joaquin Ag Hall of Fame.

He also contributed to agriculture and the community through participation as a 4-H leader; president of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau; director of Bear Creek Winery: president of Rocca Bella Olive Growers; and president of the Production Credit Association. He was a president and founder of Farmers Mutual Farmers Insurance Co.

He died in 1959 at the age of 58.