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Almond Board of California 2019 Election Results

Almond Board
2019 Election Results

MODESTO, Calif. — The Almond Board of California today released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office are March 1, 2019, through Feb. 29, 2020. The names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection:


Independent Grower:


Position One, Member (One-year term):

Brad Klump, Escalon


Position One, Alternate:

Mike Mason, Wasco

Position Two, Member (Three-year term):

Brian Wahlbrink, Waterford


Position Two, Alternate:

Bill Harp, Bakersfield

Independent Handler:


Position Three, Member (One-year term):

Micah Zeff, Modesto


Position Three, Alternate:

Jonathan Hoff, Denair

Cooperative Handler:


Member (Three-year term):

Mel Machado, Modesto



Mark Jansen, Sacramento


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.


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. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.