Our Story

Ralph with the Three Girls

Our founder, Ralph Gorrill, came from an engineering background when he started farming rice in 1918.

Working closely with his neighbor, rice industry pioneer Ernest Adams, Ralph quickly established a reputation as an innovative farmer.

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Our Crops

Rice, Almonds, Walnuts, and more!

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Bagged Nuts

Our Community

Our family is dedicated to helping to support the community in which we grew up, live, and work.

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The mission of our family farm is to honor Ralph Gorrill’s legacy by practicing innovative and sustainable farming, adhering to honorable business principles, preserving wildlife and other natural resources and contributing to the welfare of our employees and our community.

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  • Hay Field or Rice Straw?
  • Almond Bloom 2013
  • Crop Dusting
  • Headquarters in August
  • Gorrill Ranch Enterprises
  • Family Business Association Founding Member
  • Fish Screen
  • Walnut Tree Being Harvested

We proudly support...

 California Nut FestivalChico High School AgricultureFarm City  Family Business Association Founding Member
...and many more!