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Almond Board of California 2024 Election Results

The Almond Board of California have announced the Board of Directors election results and the names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection to terms of office beginning Aug. 1, 2024:

Grower Position #1, Member:                                 Grower Position #1, Alternate:

       1-year term

Paul Ewing, Los Banos                                              Katie Staack, Hughson

Grower Position #3, Member:                                 Grower Position #3, Alternate:

       3-year term

Joe Gardiner, Earlimart                                              Garrett Bloemhof, Shafter

Handler Position #2, Member:                                 Handler Position #2, Alternate:

      3-year term

Bob Silveira, Williams                                                 Justin Morehead, Coalinga

Handler Position #3, Member:                                 Handler Position #3, Alternate:

      1-year term

Darren Rigg, Le Grand                                               Chad DeRose, McFarland

Co-op Grower Position #1, Member:                      Co-op Grower Position #1, Alternate:

      3-year term

Christine Gemperle, Ceres                                         Lucas Van Duyn, Ripon

The ABC board is made up of five handler and five grower representatives. It sets policy and recommends budgets in major areas, including marketing, production research, advertising, public relations, nutrition research, statistical reporting, quality control and food safety.

About the Almond Board of California
California almonds make life better by what we grow and how we grow. The Almond Board of California promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through leadership in strategic market development, innovative research, and accelerated adoption of industry best practices on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond farmers and processors in California, most of whom are multi-generational family operations. ABC is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the USDA. It was established in 1950 and is based in Modesto, CA. For more information on the Almond Board or California almonds, visit Almonds.com.

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