Frank Mendonsa has been apart of the dairy industry his entire life. Son of an immigrant, Frank grew up on a dairy and followed in his father’s footsteps when he continued in the family trade. Frank started a dairy of his own in 1985 with 56 cows and a rented corral. Along with growing his herd, he and his wife have grown their family to include four children and six grandchildren.
His practical hands on experience is the epitome of learn by doing. He serves his community and industry by being apart of various organizations such as Western United Dairymen, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, CA Livestock Identification Advisory Board, S.P.D.E.S, and St. John’s finance committee, just to name a few. His care for the environment has him always striving to become more sustainable. He has worked with the Audubon Society to protect Tri-colored Blackbird colonies that were nesting in his fields and has invested in solar and a digester all to reduce emissions and support the environment.