Fresno County Farm Bureau Board

Officers

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Daniel Hartwig, President

Daniel is a fourth-generation farmer from Easton. He is the resource manager at Woolf Enterprises, a diversified farming operation that grows almonds, processing tomatoes, pistachios, grapes and garlic. Hartwig manages the farm's water resources, capital purchasing and regulatory compliance.

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Mark Thompson, Vice President

Mark serves as chattel appraiser for Fresno Madera Farm Credit, specializing in non-real estate assets. He is also involved in several organizations including the Clovis Rodeo Association, Fresno-Kings Cattlemen's Association, Champions Club, the Junior Livestock Auction Committee at the Big Fresno Fair and three different committees for Reedley Junior College. 

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Ryan Indart, Treasurer

Ryan is a fourth-generation sheep producer and owner of The Indart Group. Along with running a large sheep operation, Ryan and his family farm cherries, oranges, almonds and dry land wheat. He is also involved in the California Wool Growers Association and the Western Range Association.

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Nick Rocca, Secretary

Nick is a fourth-generation farmer who has experience with grapes, almonds and vegetables. Nick owns Dakota Acres, a local boutique pumpkin patch. He is involved in diversified farming, land management, and custom grape and almond harvesting. Nick is also the Autonomous Project Manager for FieldIn.

Board of Directors

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Lucy Areias

Lucy grew up on her family's dairy in the Central Valley after moving from Terceira, Azores when she was two years old. Today, Lucy and her family run their dairy, A&M Farms, and grow corn, alfalfa and winter forage.

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John Chandler

John is a fourth-generation diversified farmer in the Selma area. He farms alongside his parents, Bill and Carol Chandler, and brother, Tom. His great-grandfather started the farm in 1888. John has extensive experience in agricultural politics and policy.

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Brent DeBorde

Brent is the Grower Relations Manager for Sun-Maid Growers of California. Sun-Maid has been the California raisin industry leader since 1912.

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Bailey DeGraw

Bailey comes from a family of ranchers in East Clovis. She helps manage the family's cattle herd and works as the executive administrative assistant for the Kings River Water Association. 

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Bob Felker

Bob is a longtime beekeeper in Western Fresno County 

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Melissa Fries

Melissa leads production performance, accounting, and compliance for the live production department for Pitman Family Farms. She keeps track of the performance of all chickens, ducks, and turkeys for the entire company. Pitman Farms is also Certified Humane and part of the Global Animal Partnership, her responsibilities include making sure that the farms are in compliance with these auditing bodies and is the point of contact with these organizations. 

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Laura Gulley

Laura farms in Fresno County and is a crop nutrition specialist for Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. She serves as Chair of the Fresno-Madera Young Farmers & Ranchers, which was distinguished as the 2021 California Committee of the Year. Laura is a graduate of FCFB’s FAACT Class XII and enjoys working with various other organizations supporting agriculture.

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Jeremy Lane

Jeremy is the sales manager for Baloian Farms, a fourth-generation family operation headquartered in Fresno that grows, packs and distributes fresh vegetables throughout North America. Lane’s passion for agriculture was born after farming a sweet red onion crop in high school.

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Heather Mulholland

Heather is a fourth generation citrus grower and the chief operating officer for Mulholland Citrus located in Orange Cove. The operation produces citrus, almonds and pistachios, along with nursery trees and beneficial insects. She is actively involved in several organizations in support of California Agriculture and the local community.

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Karen Musson

As the managing partner of GAR Bennett, LLC and CEO of the Gar and Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation, Karen oversees philanthropy and community engagement.  She serves on numerous agricultural and non-profit organizations and is the 2020 Leon S. Peters Award recipient for her ethical and philanthropic leadership

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Sal Parra Jr. 

Sal Parra Jr. is the assistant farm manager for Burford Ranch, where he is responsible for various crops that include almonds, wine grapes, garlic, onions, alfalfa hay and parsley. He is a graduate of Class 46 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, and is actively involved with various organizations. 

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Navi Pooni

Navi, a third-generation farmer in the Fresno area, has deep roots in agriculture. His ancestors farmed in India for generations. In 1978, his parents immigrated to the United States and his father continued the tradition by farming Thompson seedless grapes for raisins.

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George Porter

George is a lifelong resident of Fresno County and has been farming in the Kerman area since 1976. He serves on the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors and is actively involved in the local rodeo scene.

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Jerry Prieto

In June 2008, Jerry retired as Fresno County's Agricultural Commissioner. Today, Jerry serves on the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors, as well as the North Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA).

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Jon Reelhorn

Jon is the owner of Belmont Nursery, a grower and retailer of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers, which was started in 1943. He is a graduate of the California Ag Leadership Foundation and serves on the Boards of AmericanHort, the National Nursery and Greenhouse Association. 

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Pat Ricchiuti

Pat is a third-generation diversified fruit and nut crop grower-packer-shipper. He and his family own and operate P-R Farms, Inc. and the ENZO Olive Oil Company in Clovis. Pat is also involved with many agricultural organizations and previously served as FCFB president from 2004-06.

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Donny Rollin

Since 1929, Donny's family has been part of the California dairy industry in the Riverdale area. The third-generation farmer's operation consists mostly of purebred Holsteins and is a part of California Dairies, Inc. Rollin also grows almonds and pistachios. Donny served as FCFB president from 2016-18.

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Lorna Roush

Lorna is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher, whose family's operation, Schultz Ranch, Inc., is located in Burrel. In recent years, the operation has transitioned to permanent crops, including almonds, pistachios and wine grapes. Roush is a past president for California Women for Ag Central Valley Chapter and serves on the Jordan College Ag One Board

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Alfreda Sebasto

Alfreda is an active member of a third-generation farm family and operates an independent public relations and marketing agency. She earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from UC Davis, and is a graduate of Class 35 of the California Ag Leadership Program.

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Mark Sorensen

Mark is a fifth-generation farmer in the Caruthers area. Alongside his wife and children, Sorensen owns and operates Triple Delight Blueberries, LLC; Sorensen Farms, LLC; and Sorensen Harvesting, LLC. Mark served as FCFB president from 2014-16.

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Jace White

Jace is a farm manager for Sorensen Farms, LLC and Sorensen Harvesting, LLC. He aids in growing, replanting, transportation and sales for the company during blueberry season. Additionally, he manages crews during the company's commercial raisin harvest.