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Fresno County
Farm Bureau Board



Mark Thompson, President

Mark served 50 years as a 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, Vice President

Ryan is a fourth-generation sheep producer and owner of The Indart Group as well as Indart Solar Sheep Grazing. 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, Treasurer

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. 

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Lorna Roush, Secretary

Lorna is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher, whose family's operation, Schultz Ranch, Inc., is located in Burrel, which farms almonds, pistachios and wine grapes. 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.

Board of Directors


Gilbert Altamirano

Gilbert is FCFB’s Rural Health Chair. He comes to the Board with several years of experience in human resources and safety training for ag employees and employers. Currently, Gilbert works for Fowler Packing as a training manager.


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 almonds, 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, and brother, Tom. His great-grandfather started the farm in 1888. John has extensive experience in agricultural politics and policy.


Maddie Cook

Maddie moved to Fresno from Northern California to attend Fresno State. She now works in fruit procurement and grower relations for Tree Top and serves as the Fresno co-chair for Fresno Madera Young Farmers and Ranchers.

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Brent DeBorde


Brent is in charge of grower relations at Suterra. He is a graduate of Fresno State. 


Bailey Routt

Bailey comes from a family of ranchers in the Eastern foothills. 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 is 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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Daniel Hartwig

Daniel is a fourth-generation farmer from Easton. He serves as the president of the California Fresh Fruit Assocation. 


Todd Hirasuna

Todd has been around farming his whole life. He was a part of a family vegetable operation for a number of years. He currently works in farm administration at Morning Star Company. 

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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.


Matt Lindsey

Matt is a diversified farmer in the Easton-Fowler area.  Matt is the owner of Lindsey Farms which owns, leases, manages and custom farms raisins, almonds, citrus and cherries.  He also does grape and almond harvesting.  


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 several other organizations. 


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.


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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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. 


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. Pat is also involved with many agricultural organizations and previously served as FCFB president from 2004-06.


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 U.C. Davis and is a graduate of Class 35 of the California Ag Leadership Program.


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.

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