Robert “Bob” Loquaci has spent his life farming the fertile soil of the San Joaquin Valley. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II and taught his sons, David & Leslie, to care for farmland, equipment, community and family. Bob and his wife Dora are active advisors in the operation of Madera Agricultural Services and the farming of their property, Loquaci Ranch.
Bob has worked tirelessly to improve market & growing conditions for the commodities he farms. As a Founding Director & Past President of the Raisin Bargaining Assoc. Bob helped to provide financial protection to growers by organizing a group to represent the raisin industry in financial, marketing, government and other matters. He represented the domestic raisin industry by testifying in Washington D.C., where President Nixon subsequently signed a law making imported raisins meet US Food Safety standards. Bob has received recognition for Viticulture & Industry Achievement from both CAWG and Fresno State University, and he continues to address grape, raisin & grower issues by participating in the following groups:
Bob’s dedication to his community has been an inspiration to his family and friends. The following is a partial list of his involvement in community groups & charities:
- Madera Ag Youth Association, Founding Director
- Madera County Fair Board, Past Director
- Lavina School Board, Past Board Member
- Madera Chamber of Commerce, Past Director
- Madera Elks Lodge, Charter Member
- Sequoia Council of Boy Scouts, Century Club Member
- Madera Rotary Club, Past Member
- Madera Breakfast Lions, Past Member
- Madera Little League & Madera Soccer League, Team Sponsor
- Madera Junior Livestock Sale, Annual Supporter & Buyer
- Madera Christmas Basket Program, Annual Donor
Bob & Dora Loquaci live in Madera, and enjoy spending time with their great grandchildren Samara, Rebecca & Carson.