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Almond Board of California 2020 Election Results

Almond Board
Almond Board of California 2020 Election Results

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2020


For More Information:

Desiree Silva

(209) 343-3260

(Modesto, Calif.) — The Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office will run from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. The names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection:

Independent Grower

Member Position One (one-year term):                     Paul Ewing, Los Banos          

Alternate Position One:                                              Joe Gardiner, Earlimart             

Independent Handler

Member Position One (three-year term):                   Alexi Rodriguez, Caruthers

Alternate Position One:                                              Ron Fisher, Modesto

Member Position Three (one-year term):                   Darren Rigg, Le Grand            

Alternate Position Two:                                              Chad DeRose, McFarland     

Cooperative Grower

Member Position One (three-year term):                   George Goshgarian Jr., Fowler         

Alternate Position One:                                              Christine Gemperle, Ceres           

Cooperative Handler

Member Position Two (three-year term):                  Bill Morecraft, Sacramento     

Alternate Position Two:                                             Alicia Rockwell, Sacramento

About the Almond Board of California

Almonds from California are a healthy, natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds with a research-based approach to responsible farming, production and marketing on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom have third- and fourth-generation 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, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.