Karen Musson is a Central Valley native and a California State University, Fresno graduate. Karen and her family own and operate a third generation family farm and Gar Tootelian, Inc. (GAR) providing Crop Care Advice, products, and services to growers in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties. GAR’s awards include DuPont Crop Science and CropLife magazine’s North American 2015 Environmental Respect Award for leadership in environmental stewardship and community outreach, and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Baker, Peterson Franklin, CPA – Agricultural Business Award.
Karen leads GAR’s media, marketing and community outreach activities and is the CEO of the Gar & Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation, which was established in 2003 to develop and direct philanthropic gifts promoting agriculture. She is an active member of numerous community and philanthropic organizations and a 2011 recipient of the Ag One Foundation’s Common Threads award recognizing women for their time, talent and treasure in agriculture.