California Farmland Trust (CFT) is proud to welcome well-respected Madera County rancher and community member, Clay Daulton as the newest appointed board member. With 55 years at Daulton Ranch where he is the current owner, as well as experience in various professional settings, Daulton brings vast agricultural knowledge to California Farmland Trust.
“Having grown up in Madera County and seeing the large-scale growth that has transpired in the surrounding areas over the years, ensuring farmland is treated fairly and protected in California is a great interest of mine,” Daulton said. “The opportunity to contribute to CFT in pursuit of this mission is something I am looking forward to.”
Daulton has served on numerous boards and committees including the Madera County Farm Bureau, Madera County Cattleman’s Association, the Foreign Trade Committee at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, and The Agricultural Foundation of California State University, Fresno. “Given Clay’s extensive experience and professional involvement in the agriculture industry, we are excited to collaborate with him to further the mission of protecting farmland,” said Charlotte Mitchell, executive director at California Farmland Trust.
Daulton joins the existing 13 members of California Farmland Trust’s board of directors and will serve on the farmland conservation committee. The California Farmland Trust is a California Non-Profit 501(c)(3). Our mission is to help farmers protect the best farmland in the world. To date, we have protected 16,780 acres of farmland on 77 family farms. To learn more visit us: www.cafarmtrust.org.