Heritage runs deep in the Lagomarsino farming operation. The company founder, Frank Giannini, was born in Porto Ferrajo island of Elba off the Tuscan coast of Italy. Frank learned the secrets of grape growing and took charge of his father’s vineyard at 17 years of age. At 21, he had worked out a plan to immigrate to California, where he would have more opportunity. Giannini arrived in San Francisco in 1885 and, with two others, bought 160 acres of unimproved land northeast of Tulare in 1889. In 1891, Giannini acquired the interests of his partners and purchased 480 adjoining acres. Frank Giannini’s son-in-law, Fred Lagomarsino, his grandson, Frank Lagomarsino, and his great-grandson, Fred Lagomarsino, have continued to farm and prosper by the diversification established by the company founder.
Lagomarsino Farming, LLC, started in 1998 to provide farm management as well as business and financial management for the various companies owned by the family. Lagomarsino Farming also enters into management agreements with non-family owned operations, primarily for farm management services. The company currently manages nearly 3,000 acres.
Control of the Lagomarsino Family Farming Operations has been handed down to Frank Giannini’s great-grandson, Fred Lagomarsino. Fred has continued to guide the organization through aggressive management and diversification. The crops of today look much different than they did in Frank Giannini’s day, but the family’s philosophy and mission haven’t changed. Fred proudly states, “The mission of the Lagomarsino Family is to be a leading, diversified, progressive farming company.”
Ag Labor Contractor
AgSource Services, LLC, is a farm labor contracting company started in 1998 to provide farm labor and equipment services to the various operations managed by Lagomarsino Farming, LLC. Services include all labor activities required for permanent plantings as well as packing services for fresh blueberries.