Riverside County Farm Bureau is Proud to Announce
The Howie Award Recipient of 2006
Anton (Tony) Schmidt
Born in the former Yugoslavia and came to the
U.S. shortly after the end of World War II.
Settled in L.A. and began working as a sheet
metal apprentice. He worked on Disneyland's
Rocket-to-the-Moon exhibit as well as the popular spinning
teacups in Fantasyland.
Became a partner and co-founder of Schaefer's
Poultry Ranch in 1956. Also moved his family to the City
of Cherry Valley in the same year.
In 1958 he joined the Riverside County Farm
Started the Cherry Valley Sheet Metal Company
eventually leading to the formation of Agri-Builders.
Agr-Builders provides the state-of-the-art facilities for the
egg industry and other types of buildings for agriculture and