Bios for the Stone Family
H. “Hank” Stone
Hank was born in Merced, on December 6, 1930. An only child, he grew up in the Salinas area. His father, Carol H. Stone, was the regional manager for Golden State Creamery. Upon graduation from Salinas High School, he attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Animal Science. While in college, he played both baseball and basketball on freshman and JV teams, until he took the job as a student herdsman at the Sheep Unit. He was a proud member of the winning Livestock Judging Team at the Cow Palace in 1951, and also on the Dairy Judging Team in 1952. His education was interrupted by Uncle Sam in 1952, when he was drafted into the Army. As luck would have it, he wound up as a meat inspector with the U.S. Veterinary Corps, working in boning and packing plants in the San Jose area. After his discharge from the Army he had jobs as a ranch manager in Ukiah and Fort Bragg.
Scott was born in 1957 in the small coastal town of Fort Bragg in California and was raised in Sacramento and Woodland, Ca. After graduating from Woodland High School Scott attended California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he majored in Agricultural Business Management. While at SLO Scott played three years on the Mustangs College Soccer team.
Upon graduation from Cal Poly, Scott worked for two years as an agricultural loan officer for Chico Production Credit Association in Chico, Ca. where he worked on all aspects of Farm and Ranch production and equipment loans. His next job was working as a Pest Control Advisor for three years for a Chemical and Fertilizer Company in Davis, Ca. In 1986 Scott came back to work with his father Henry on the family cattle ranch...
Karen was born and raised in Hollydale a small town in Southern California, where she fell in love with horses. For 13 years, Karen dedicated her life to perfecting her skills in riding by traveling the western states showing primarily Arabian horses winning at the National level over the years.
Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, she worked as a Veterinary technician at the campus Veterinary Hospital for three years. She also participated on the Cal Poly Feedlot Project, Goat Showmanship Team, ...
C. "Casey" Stone
Casey was born in 1966 in Sacramento, California. In 1969, his family moved to Woodland, where he attended Woodland schools. While at Woodland High School, he was very active in FFA and served as Chapter President.
He attended California State University, Chico, where he majored in Business Administration. At Chico State, he was very active in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, and served as Noble Ruler. While at Chico, Casey worked for a variety of ag-related businesses, including chemical research, hybrid sunflower seed production, and kiwi and almond production. Casey also met his future wife, Angela, while attending Chico State. ...
Angela was born in Redding and grew up in Big Valley where she was active in sports and student government. She met Casey in the fall of 1986 at Chico St. and eventually roped her cowboy into marital submission, i.e., bliss. While at Chico, she was President of the Alpha Gamma Rho auxiliary group, the Little Sisters, and as a newlywed, served as the District 16 Representative to the State Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Board. Her favorite “job” is being a wife and mother, but in between, she coordinates tours, events, and weddings at the Ranch and assists Casey with jerky sales. ...