President & Broker
With more than 30 years of agribusiness and real estate experience, Ralph K. Friend represents a diverse list of local to global clients from farmers, ranchers, food processors, and industrial, commercial enterprises.
Ralph has a Bachelors of Science degree in Ag Business from Cal Poly, SLO and a California Real Estate Brokers License. Ralph comes from a family with deep roots and relationships in California agriculture, having been in the industry for more than a century. The Friend Family started grazing sheep in the late 1800’s on the foothills of California while operating a network of meat processing and retail markets in the central San Joaquin Valley. Since then, the family’s operations have transitioned into diversified agribusiness enterprises and investments. Ralph has a passion to build value in agriculture for his family, partners and clients.
President and Broker of record for R. Friend & Co.
BRE # 01014352
Salesperson & Business Development
Landon has a breadth of experience in agriculture growing up on his family’s farm in the central San Joaquin Valley and was active in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) showing animals, competing in public speaking events at the national level, and traveling nationwide to educate high school students. While attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Landon launched several fundraising campaigns and non-profit organizations including Journeyman International and Sigma Pi Fraternity.
After graduating with a degree in Agriculture Science and a minor in Communications, Landon co-founded an agriculture technology company, Horsepower.com, an online farm-to-fork marketplace. As a shareholder of the corporation, Landon remains active in the business affairs and direction of the company.
Salesperson, Business Development
BRE # 01950592