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Rodger Blaine Jensen, American farming executive. Decorated Air medal; named Citrus Farmer of Year television series Agriculture United States of America, 1964; recipient Outstanding Achievement award, California State University, 1980.


Jensen, Rodger Blaine was born on September 12, 1920 in Parlier, California, United States. Son of Chris B. and Edna L. (Peterson) Jensen.


Bachelor, Fresno State College, 1941.


Vice president, S&J Ranch, Inc., Fresno, California, 1948-1970;president, S&J Ranch, Inc., Fresno, California, since 1970;president, Earlibest Orange Association, Exeter, California, since 1972;president, San Joaquin Citrus Company, Clovis, California, since 1974;co-Chairman, Board Of Directors, T.M. Duche Nut Co, Inc., Orland, California, 1979-1986;Chairman, Board Of Directors, T.M. Duche Nut Company, Inc., Orland, California, 1986-1988. Commissioner California Pistachio Commission, Fresno, 1981-1987. Board of Governors Agricultural Foundation, California State University, Fresno, since 1965, chairman 1976-1979.

Board of Governors Fresno Foundation at California State University, since 1984.


Commissioner California Commission Agriculture, Sacramento, 1978-1982. Board directors California City of C., Sacramento, since 1978, California State University Ag One Boosters, 1979-1983, Business Advisory Board, 1980-1984, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1978, Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1950-1960, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, 1985-1987, St. Agnes Hospital Foundation, Fresno, 1984, Sequoia Council Boy Scouts American, 1960-1978, Valley Children's Hospital, Fresno, 1955-1965. Member American Society Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Lodges: Rotary (president North Fresno club 1977-1978).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: fishing.


Married Margaret Roberts, December 28, 1941. Children: Douglas Blaine, Marjorie Brand.

Chris B. Jensen

Edna L. (Peterson) Jensen

Margaret Roberts

Douglas Blaine Jensen

Marjorie Brand Jensen