McMillan Farm Management is a family held agri-business that owns, leases and manages over 5,000 acres of citrus and avocados in Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Diego Counties. We have been operating in the Temecula area since 1965, when founders Gary and Richard McMillan arrived shortly after graduating from Cal-Poly, Pomona. Starting with a small maintenance business on a single citrus grove, the McMillan’s have built an organization that is now one of the largest agricultural operations in Southern California. McMillan’s reputation has been forged on years of solid operational performance, financial stability, personal integrity and high standards of property maintenance.


Gary McMillan:
McMillan Farm Management is owned solely by Gary L. McMillan, Temecula, California. Gary founded the company in 1965 with his brother Richard. Gary holds a degree in fruit science from Cal-Poly, Pomona. He is recognized as one of the pre-imminent citrus growers in the United States.

Charles Bandy:
The avocado management division is handled by Chuck Bandy. In addition, Mr. Bandy oversees the company’s grove leasing program and serves as the contact for larger corporate accounts. Mr. Bandy holds a B.A. degree from San Diego State University and has grown avocados and citrus for 30 years. He is a Director of the Rancho Pauma Mutual Water District, past Director of the California Avocado Commission, and past Chairman of the Southern California Agricultural Water Team.

Joseph Bloodworth:
Joe Bloodworth combines over 20 years of technical and mechanical experience with his agricultural background. He operates the Santa Barbara Division as an autonomous business unit. Joe lives in Goleta and is very familiar with appropriate agricultural practices of the local area. He is a meticulous, well organized farmer, who takes an extremely aggressive approach to grove maintenance.