Janet Denise Dyk


Energized by her passionate devotion to agriculture and education, Janet Dyk has become a leader in the Manteca community. A life-long resident of the area and with her roots in a dairy background, she has been involved in agriculture education for more than 30 years.

After graduating from Ripon High School and attending Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus, this resident of the Nile Garden area has devoted years of service to working with 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and local high schools in promoting agriculture programs. At the County level, she has been a veteran participant with the Fair Board and has served the County Fair on numerous committees. These committees have included Dairy Barn, Livestock and Weigh Master, judging pens and coordinating dairy judging contests.

Community-level activities have seen her coordinating Farm Day at various schools within the local school district. A recipient of many awards for her inspirational leadership, Janet is currently a local director of California Women in Agriculture and the San Joaquin Agricultural Foundation. She is the co-founder of the Manteca Area Agriculture Boosters and served as its president for three years.

Her dedication to agriculture and to encouraging youth participation in this important county industry has earned her this Hall of Fame induction honor.