Almond Board Ballots Delivered – Voted Yet?

Voting began on January 26 to select Almond Board of California board directors. The ballot covers two independent grower member and alternate positions and two independent handler member and alternate positions. Those elected will begin serving on March 1.

Candidates for the independent grower position are:

Position One, Member (One-year term):

  • Mike Mason, Wasco (incumbent)

Position One, Alternate:

  • Brad Klump, Escalon (incumbent)

Position Three, Member (Three-year term):

  • Holly King, Bakersfield (incumbent)
  • Dave DeFrank, Fresno (petitioner)

Position Three, Alternate:

  • Caleb Gervase, Escalon (incumbent)

Candidates for the independent handler positions are:

Position Two, Member (Three-year term):

  • Todd Meyer, Chico (incumbent)

Position Two, Alternate:

  • Dexter Long, Ballico (incumbent)

Position Three, Member (One-year term):

  • Micah Zeff, Modesto (incumbent)

Position Three, Alternate:

  • Dinesh Bajaj, Chico (incumbent)

Ballots and instructions have been mailed to all independent growers whose names are on file with ABC. The Almond Board must receive ballots by Feb. 15, 2018 for them to be counted. If an independent grower does not receive a ballot, one may be obtained by contacting Bunnie Ibrahim at (209) 343-3228.

As a governing body for the industry, the ABC Board of Directors is comprised of five handler and five grower representatives who set policy and recommend budgets in several major areas including: production research, public relations and advertising, nutrition research, statistical reporting, quality control and food safety.


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