Nick Bertagna is a 4th generation farmer who was born and raised in Chico, CA. He became involved in 4-H and FFA youth programs throughout elementary and high school. Bertagna attended California State University, Chico where he studied Agriculture Business. Nick has continued his involvement in 4-H as a project leader and eventually became Butte County’s 4-H Representative. Because of his enthusiasm for the 4-H values, Nick still, even after retirement, volunteers as a 4-H project leader. He is a member of the Butte County UCCE Farm Home & 4-H Support Group, a member of the Silver Dollar Fair Livestock committee, and helps in the UC Cooperative Extension. Today, Nick and his wife, Gail, own and operate Creekside Farms and help their son, Jimmy, farm almonds and walnuts.