Our Family, The Gemperle Clan, Recieved The Good Egg Award — What a surprise!
Our entire family received the award. Steve, Peter, Richard, Michael and Heidi Gemperle and Anita Mahaffey and Susan Abdo. We are all involved in various charities as individuals and through group decisions through Gemperle Family Farms.
My father, Ernie Gemperle, a emigrant from Switzerland, started farming eggs in 1950. He received the a Good Egg Award in 1993. In 1970, Ronald Reagan, the then – Gov of California received the award. And now us ….. we are truly humbled!
The Good Egg Breakfast in October served hundreds of omelets and raised scholarship money for Agricultural Students at Modesto Junior College.The breakfast is sponsored by the Pacific Egg and Poultry Association, the California Poultry Federation, the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.
Scholarships of $850 each were presented to Matt Young, Deena Migliazzo, Makayla Toste, Rebecca Russo, Christopher Galhano and Audriana Farmer — all MJC students.
Supporting education in the central valley is one of our top priorities in our charitable giving. Education truly changes peoples lives and our family believes that all individuals deserve this opportunity. For more information on what we are doing in the local community visit the Philanthropy page of our Gemperle Farms website.