Karen Musson is managing partner of GAR Bennett, LLC (formerly, Gar Tootelian, Inc.) established in 1949 by her parents, Gar and Esther Tootelian. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, GAR is a Crop Care Retailer providing water, nutrition, regulatory and crop care advice, products and services to 1500 valley growers from Chowchilla to Bakersfield. CropLife Magazine ranks GAR as 52nd and, also, the largest, single location Crop Care Retailer in the United States. GAR’s leadership in environmental stewardship, sustainability and community outreach has earned the company the Agricultural Retailer Association’s (ARA) National Ag Retailer of the Year Award and DuPont Crop Science and CropLife magazine’s North America Environmental Respect Award (ERA). GAR has also been recognized by: Western Plant Health Association (2019), Tulare County Farm Bureau (2019), Orange Cove Chamber (2018), Reedley Chamber of Commerce (2003 & 2017), and Fresno Chamber of Commerce (2013).