BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deanna van Klaveren Generation Growers
Loren Booth, Chair Booth Ranches, LLC
Mary-Ann Warmerdam, Secretary-Treasurer The Clorox Company
Jeff Elder, Vice Chair J.G. Boswell Company
Dr. Lester Young California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pierre Tada, Secretary-Treasurer Granite Peak Partners
Rob C. Yraceburu Wells Fargo Bank
Karm Bains Karmdeep S. Bains Farms/Bains Ranches
CORE FACULTY MEMBERS
Barbara Boswell J.G. Boswell Company
Dr. Michael Thomas California State University, Fresno
Edwin Camp D.M. Camp & Sons
Dr. Robert Flores California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert Cherenson Lander Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Peggy Sears Perry California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
John Colbert Greenleaf Farms, Inc.
Dr. Annie King University of California, Davis
A.G. Kawamura Orange County Produce, LLC
Dr. Andrew Thulin California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bob Gray, President & CEO Dr. Michael Thomas, Director of Education Dr. Charlie Crabb, Program Advisor Judy Sparacino, Program Coordinator Emily Clark, Enterprise Coordinator Teresa Straub, Finance & Human Resources Meredith Rehrman Ritchie, Writer/Editor
Dr. Lester Young California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Dr. Charles Boyer California State University, Fresno
Joe MacIlvaine Paramount Farming Company James R. Maxwell Agriland Farming Company, Inc. Rod Stark Valley Small Business Development Corporation
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REGIONAL DIRECTORS Region 1: Holly Dawley (38), John Weiler (22) Region 2: Steve Knudsen (41), Andrea Card (38) Region 3: Michael Campbell (3), Mica Heilmann (40) Region 4: Chase Hurley (35), Robin Flournoy (29) Region 5: Melissa Duflock (40), Jorge Suarez (41) Region 6: Timothy Vaux (31) Region 7: Lisa Bodrogi (39), Dan Sutton (40) Region 8: Jensen Devaurs (43), Todd Snider (41) Region 9: Yissel Barajas (40), Scott Beylik (40) Region 10: Bryan Foley (39), Liz Silva (41) At-Large Term: May 2012-May 2015: Noelle Cremers (35), Alexander Ott (37), Gerald DiBuduo (31), Mandy Critchley (37), Matt Fisher (41)
CALF STAFF UNIVERSITY DEANS
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Melissa Duflock (40), Chair Holly Dawley (38), Vice Chair Matt Fisher (41), Secretary/Finance Rob Geis (35), Immediate Past Chair Deanna van Klaveren (32) Foundation Board Liason Mike Young (35), Advisory
Dr. Helene Dillard University of California, Davis
From Loren Booth and Bob Gray The major topics of this introduction are a constant three (what we call “the three p’s”): an update on the program; a review of the recruiting process for the program (the people report); and a review of the philanthropy that sustains the program. This latter involves a whole host of alumni and other volunteers who support the many events that occur every year, and without whom nothing could be done. The new curriculum (the shorter – now 17-month — but more intense version of the program that includes a year of coaching) was delivered to the second group of fellows in Class 44 starting in the fall of 2013. That class, similar to the one before it, witnessed a decadal high in the number of people applying for the program. We thank everyone who helped convince these emerging leaders to get involved, because the level of the human talent we recruit into this program directly affects the quality of the program experience. We are about mid-career and adult education, part of which is experiential. While we can now personalize the curriculum in ways we couldn’t in the past, with the psychometric testing instruments and a 360 degree review as part of the coaching process, we know that what a fellow brings to the program experience, from life and from work, influences the learning of others. While the coaching process is designed to help develop
meaningful personal goals, necessary vital behaviors to reach or achieve those goals, and the emergence of a personal leadership model for each fellow, the shared learning experiences from life and work are hugely important to program outcomes. The 16-month experience of Class 43 (and now 17-month experience for Class 44, as we learned from Class 43’s first experience with the new curriculum) caused calendar changes of some significance. The international travel seminar to Brazil was held in November instead of February, which is actually a better month for most of our destinations because of weather considerations. Commencement was held in January for this class, not in June. These things took a little getting used to, and we made some adjustments to the calendar for Class 44 and those following. Any mention of Ag Leadership people has to include at the top of the list the 1,200+ distinguished and dedicated alumni who make everything we do possible. They are, after all, why we have a program in the first place. They fill the Alumni Council with their talent and enthusiasm. They comprise about three-quarters of the board of directors (which tells you how rare nonalumni foundation leaders are). And they are the leading stakeholders in the financial future of the foundation, and therefore the program. We are forever in their debt.
Finally, we had some milestone financial developments on two fronts during the fiscal year. Following its announcement in October, 2012, the James G. Boswell Foundation’s dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grant of $1.0 million for the endowment (met in May of 2013) was funded early in this fiscal year. Following that success, Loren Booth in her individual capacity offered a matching challenge grant for new or increased giving to the foundation, in January, 2014, also for $1.0 million. By June 30, 2014, some $193,450 new or additional dollars were raised in the first five months of the challenge. The foundation is today in the best place it has been since March, 2009, at the depths of the financial crisis that shook the world. But it cannot survive forever on the generosity of only two legacy donors: the Boswell family, and the Booth family. A two-legged stool cannot stand. It takes a diverse base of additional support to become that third leg, so that the stool will stand. Our work is just beginning.
To everyone who has contributed in any way to the success of this program — whether with time, talent, or treasure — we sincerely thank you for making our mission possible: “We grow leaders who make a difference.”
TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED IN ANY WAY TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM – WHETHER WITH TIME, TALENT, OR TREASURE - WE SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR MISSION POSSIBLE: “WE GROW LEADERS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” 3
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JULY 2013 Screening committees interviewed dozens of Class 44 candidates in Pomona, Fresno, Chico, Davis and San Luis Obispo. The regional committees included alumni, board members, industry representatives and CALF staff.
AUGUST 2013 Washington D.C. Educational Fellowship Program / Regions 6, 7 and 8. Ag Leadership alumni organized and hosted the D.C. Exchange for 25 federal agency representatives. The tour gave them an in-depth look at southern San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast agriculture. Fellows visited nearly 20 agriculture-related sites, participated in one-on-one talks and group discussions, and spent “relationshipbuilding” days with farm and ranching families. Site visits included Belmont Nursery, HMC Farms, Dresick Farms, Inc./DFI Marketing, Mark McKean Farms, JCJ Dairy, Rosa Brothers Dairy, Treehouse Almonds, South Kern Machinery, Kern County Water Agency, Sun World, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Lost Hills Paramount Park (Paramount Farming), Santa
Margarita Ranch, Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange and Ocean Breeze Farms. Finale dinner at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery. (1,2,3,4)
For a new approach to fundraising, Gail Gray (22), Lauren Grizzle (23), Tim Vaux (31), John Weiler (22) and Darlene Din (35) were named the foundation’s new regional alumni development officers. Their role was to engage on a part-time basis in regular outreach and promotion of the goals and objectives of the foundation and the Ag Leadership Program to alumni, industry partners and friends. (5) CALF announced that the $1 million challenge grant – established in October 2012 by the James G. Boswell Foundation – had been met five months before the Dec. 31 deadline. (6)
OCTOBER 2013 Class 44 inauguration and the 2013 Ag Leadership Awards ceremony were held at Fresno State’s University Courtyard Dining Hall. Alumni hosted a reception which was followed by dinner and ceremonies. (1)
Class 43 partnered with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to host the 2013 Agriculture Career Day at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. (3)
The 2013 Profiles in Leadership Award was presented to Stephen Patricio (19) and Ron Macedo (32). (2)
The 2013 Honorary Fellow Award was presented to Dr. David Wehner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Rob C. Yraceburu, Wells Fargo. (2)
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Class 44 announced. (1)
23rd annual Region 9 Golf Tournament, Los Posas Country Club in Camarillo. The event raised $45,000 for CALF. (2,3) CALF hosted a Life-Long Leadership Learning (L4) seminar for alumni, industry friends, supporters and prospective candidates at CSU Monterey Bay. The keynote speaker was Zachary Shore, author of “Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions,” senior fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and associate professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. (4,5)
CALF hosted the third annual Jim Manassero Memorial Luncheon on Nov. 8 in Salinas. All proceeds from the event benefited the James Manassero Fellowship Fund.
24th Annual Dean Brown Golf Tournament (Region 7) Santa Maria Country Club. The event raised $35,000 for CALF. (1) Class 43 fellows spent 15 days in Brazil for their international travel seminar (see story on page 10). This was the first time in Ag Leadership history that the international trip took place in November. The change was part of the revised curriculum adopted in 2012. (2,3)
Class 43 commencement was held Jan. 15 at Cal Poly Pomona. It was the first time in Ag Leadership history that a class graduated in January. The change was part of the new curriculum and schedule adopted in 2012. Hilda Solis, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor and current scholar-inresidence, spoke to the audience about finding common ground. (1,2)
CALF board chair Loren Booth (27) issued a $1 million challenge grant to help grow the
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The 11th annual Agricultural and Government Leaders Reception in Sacramento brought together Ag Leadership alumni, industry leaders and California government leaders. California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross spoke to the audience. After the reception, 863 pounds of produce were donated to the River City Food Bank. (4,5)
foundation’s endowment and to support operations. The grant would provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1 million for all new or increased gifts to CALF. (3)
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DECEMBER 2013 CALF participated in the California Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Monterey with a booth at the trade show.
FEBRUARY 2014 The 12th annual Colusa Farm Show Breakfast broke an attendance record with nearly 500 guests. The keynote speaker was employment and immigration attorney Monte Lake. The fundraiser, cohosted by alumni of Ag Leadership, Chico State’s College of Agriculture and Alpha Gamma Rho, has raised nearly $200,000 to support Ag Leadership and Chico State College of Agriculture. (1,2)
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the highly successful World Ag Expo Ag Leadership Alumni Breakfast. Attendees heard the inspirational story of Dr. Ramon Resa, a Central Valley native. The event raised $87,000 for Ag Leadership, bringing the total raised over the past 20 years to more than $1 million. (3,4,5)
World Ag Expo Ag Leadership reception, Chinese Cultural Center, Visalia (Feb. 12).
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong hosted a breakfast meeting for CALF at the Performing Arts Center on campus. The gathering included interim Ag Dean Andy Thulin and former Ag Dean David Wehner; CALF board members Jeff Elder (35), Deanna van Klaveren (32) and Barbara Boswell; Nannerl Keohane and CALF staff members Bob Gray, Michael Thomas and Charlie Crabb.
Following a two-day seminar at UC Davis, Class 44 fellows began their nine-day national travel seminar to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. See story on page 11. (1,2,3) On March 12, CALF hosted a reception at the USDA Secretary’s Patio for D.C. Exchange alumni, D.C. Exchange selection committee, Class 44 and other guests. (4)
Region 6 recruitment event, Sun-Maid Growers of California, Kingsburg (Feb. 5). Region 1 recruitment event, Montna Farms, Yuba City (Feb. 18).
The Life-Long Leadership Learning (L4) seminar at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo featured Dr. Nannerl Keohane, the first contemporary woman to head both a major women’s college (Wellesley) and a major research university (Duke). Recently a distinguished visiting professor at Princeton University and also a member of the Harvard Corporation, Keohane is the author of “Thinking About Leadership” and “Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University.” (5)
Region 10 recruitment event, home of Bob (17) and Anne Atkins, Fallbrook (Feb. 22).
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CALF co-sponsored the Common Threads Award honoring women in agriculture. A luncheon and ceremony were held at Fresno State on March 27. (6)
CALF co-sponsored the Common Threads North Award honoring women in agriculture. A luncheon and ceremony were held at UC Davis on April 24.
Nine fellows of the 2014 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars program met with Ag Leadership staff and local alumni in Salinas to learn more about California ag production.
Region 8 recruitment event, Kern Machinery, Bakersfield (April 15).
Region 9 recruitment event, Ventura County Ag Museum, Ventura (April 3).
Region 2 reunion and recruitment event, Imagery Estate Winery, Glen Ellen (April 17).
Region 7 recruitment event and dinner, Talley Vineyards, Arroyo Grande (May 16). (5)
JUNE 2014 The Alumni Council announced the newlyelected directors for regions 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: Andrea Card (38), Steve Knudsen (41), Robin Flournoy (29), Chase Hurley (35), Bill Lewis (43), Tim Vaux (31), Jensen Devaurs (43), Todd Snider (41), Bryan Foley (39) and Liz Silva (41). Their term is 2014-2016.
Region 5 recruitment event, Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville (April 22).
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Karm Bains (40), Barbara Boswell, Bob Cherenson (29) and Jim Maxwell joined the CALF board of directors. (1,2,3,4)
Region 4 recruitment event, Stanislaus Fairgrounds, Turlock (April 14).
CALF created a YouTube channel for Ag Leadership videos. (1)
Region 10 recruitment event, home of Ellen (28) and Mike Way, El Centro (April 8).
Region 10 recruitment event, home of Cher (25) and Tom Angulo, El Centro (April 9).
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Inauguration: October 2012 Graduation: January 2014
Brazil – Amazon Basin/Manaus, Brasilia, Salvador, Piracicaba and Rio de Janeiro November 2013
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With guidance and insight from an area expert, they visited small villages, met indigenous people, explored the rich natural resources, and learned about the serious issues facing the Amazon basin. The experience set the tone for their journey through Brazil and it created a framework from which they could build a deeper understanding of a beautiful, complex and extremely diverse country.
Ag Career Day Hosted by Class 43 and Ag in the Classroom Hundreds of middle and high school students from the San Francisco Unified School District and surrounding districts ventured beyond their urban classrooms for a day to discover educational and career opportunities in the agriculture industry. The career day was on Oct. 17, 2013 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Class 43 partnered with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and the Cow Palace to host the event. Students from urban areas were introduced to a wide variety of agriculture-related college and career opportunities available for their consideration.
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Less than 12 hours after arriving in Brazil, Class 43 fellows climbed aboard a riverboat for a two-day excursion along the Rio Negro in the Amazon basin – an adventure that included a blown up boat motor, temperatures and humidity in the mid 90s and a torrential nighttime rainstorm.
Ag Leadership international trips have always covered more than one country. But due to country’s tremendous size and diversity, this trip focused on Brazil only. Fellows traveled to five regions that were so distinctly different, it was like exploring five different countries. The north-to-south trip was designed to have a natural flow between the regions in order to highlight the differences in geography, climate, environment, politics, economics and culture. Comparing and contrasting was a key component to learning. Prior to the trip, the class studied Brazil extensively through readings, immersion into the issues through critical thinking questions and presentations, and by learning from individuals who had lived and worked there. Yet, the startling diversity of the country astounded the fellows during their 15-day journey.
Students traveled by bus from their schools to the Cow Palace, where they visited booths sponsored by agriculture industry leaders and industry partners. They learned about the types of careers available within each organization and the qualifications for those positions, as well as participated in hands-on learning activities. Each classroom participated in a raffle for a classroom iPad, donated by Class 43, followed by lunch. “We were very excited to organize this unique career day for students and show them how they can have a future in agriculture even if their past or present does not include any agricultural experiences,” said Manpreet Bains (43). “This event was also a great opportunity for business owners and industry leadership to engage in conversation with the next generation of potential employees.”
Heather Mulholland Julie Rentner
Inauguration: October 2013 Graduation: February 2015
National Travel Seminar Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia March 2014 From historically significant Philadelphia, to the somber and poignant battlefields of Gettysburg, to the nation’s capital, Class 44’s national travel seminar was a deeply enriching look at our nation’s history and leadership. Topics and lessons included making a difference in communities, the Founding Fathers’ vision, leadership and sacrifices at Gettysburg and leadership in the nation’s capital. Fellows visited a poor community, a USDA-designated “food desert” that went 12 years without a supermarket; a unique agriculturefocused high school with high academic expectations; and the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, which implemented successful crime prevention strategies. In historical Philadelphia, they
learned more about the courage, vision, teamwork, sacrifices and leadership of the Founding Fathers. In Gettysburg, fellows reflected on the good and bad leadership lessons that occurred during the 1863 battle. Washington, D.C. denotes history, diplomacy, power and diversity. Being exposed to the complex inner workings of the nation’s capital and different forms of leadership was intriguing and educational. Fellows met with members of Congress, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, White House and agency officials and local church leaders. They also visited the South African Embassy and Georgetown University to learn more about their international travel seminar.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
The signature visit in Washington, D.C. is to the judicial branch. The foundation and alumni have worked to provide fellows with access to the Supreme Court, and many classes have had the privilege to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime private educational session with a justice. Classes have met with Justice Antonin Scalia more than any other justice. Fellows learn about why the Supreme Court was created, its special role in government, the tremendous power it holds, and how justices make difficult decisions on cases. They learn about the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers and federal leadership. Further, they get the justices’ perspectives on disagreements, dissenting opinions, and the leadership dynamic of an influential nine-person panel. “The lessons learned in this session complement our objectives from the Fresno State seminars,” said CALF Director of Education Dr. Michael Thomas. “Through the question and answer sessions with justices, fellows have gained a deeper understanding about the court and its importance as a coequal, independent branch of the federal government.”
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QUOTES EXCERPTED FROM ARTICLES IN HORIZONS MAGAZINE SUMMER 2013 THROUGH SPRING 2014.
Tim Vaux | Class 31
Jim Nielsen | Class 5
Diane Friend | Class 15
Ag Leadership is the main reason I’m in leadership roles. Before the program, I didn’t really serve in any leadership roles. I didn’t know if I was even leadership material outside of our business. But Ag Leadership gave me confidence, it showed me there are all types of leaders and leadership styles, and it showed me my strengths and weaknesses. I now have the passion and the will to want to strengthen our industry. I can’t thank Ag Leadership enough for helping me better myself.
What the Ag Leadership Program does is life changing. We are privileged to have had the experience and need to pay it back in some form. My efforts on the Alumni Council and as a development officer are my contributions, in addition to my annual monetary donations. I hope to encourage others to do what they can in providing their time, talent and treasure as well.
It is an honor to come alongside CALF to assist in growing the financial strength of the organization. I am excited by the recent changes to the program and in the leadership team. I believe the Ag Leadership Program is more relevant and important to California agriculture than ever before, and it is in the right hands to make that happen.
I often ponder the wisdom and vision of the founders and visualize Jim Boswell, Dean Brown and others in their early meetings discussing the need for agriculture to grow leaders. I marvel at how visionary they were and I am thankful for my opportunities to profit from and to offer my own contributions to that leadership vision. I’ve received several honors that attest to how far from the farm my Ag Leadership experiences have taken me. These are not intended as self pats on the back. All that I have been able to achieve in life are the product of the vision of our founders and their successors, their and your continued efforts and dedication, and the fellowship and daily inspirations through Ag Leadership moments with fellow ag leaders. All of us are blessed with Ag Leadership moments.
As a young farmer at the time, Ag Leadership gave me permission to be myself and develop my own unique leadership skills. So many incidents, small and big, were life changing. Everyone comes to Ag Leadership with the desire and some natural ability to be a leader. For me, it was the validation that I could become a leader. It prepared me by providing a learning opportunity so that I could experiment and practice skills that I’d use throughout my career. Every time I speak in public, I remember Gene Rapp telling me to “just breath.” Still to this day, I take a deep breath and the words and thoughts just flow.
Darlene Din | Class 35
Craig Underwood | Class 5
Jeff Thomson | Class 3 Ag Leadership was absolutely an amazing experience. The program changed many of my perspectives. Our class was and still is a very close class that meets every other year or so. Our international trip took us to Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. That was a major trip for us. It’s been 40 years, but I remember so much. There were images that I’ll never forget.
John Weiler | Class 22 Our mission is to grow leaders who make a difference. We have done that well for over 40 years. Alumni and industry have generously supported us for those four decades. Now we need to encourage them to continue or step up even more with their contributions. Many people talk about giving back. I prefer to think in terms of paying it forward.
Gail Gray | Class 22 Over the past 44 years, Ag Leadership has succeeded thanks to its many donors, particularly a few main visionaries who have provided needed financial support at critical times. Their generosity gave me a life changing experience that I am extremely grateful for. I am honored with the invitation of being a part of the team that will work with alumni and industry to ensure the long term success of growing leaders.
Lauren Grizzle | Class 23
I am so very grateful to Ag Leadership. It will take my lifetime in time, talent and treasure to give back the gift that was given to me. While each class had different experiences, the common journey transformed us into the individuals we are today. The Ag Leadership Program needs us to ‘pay it forward’ to those leaders of the future.
Donna France | Class 38 Unlike many of my classmates, I was fairly new to agriculture, but we all brought something different to our class that was beneficial. One of the obvious positive outcomes is the networking. The program also exposes you to many areas outside of ag. There were a lot of unknowns and situations that took us out of our comfort zone. It gave us tools to ask questions and to really think about things. It creates a foundation to build upon in your career and personal life. This pro- gram is for those who really desire to be leaders. Once you graduate, you have to hit the ground running. You have to be involved. If not, you’ll revert to your pre- program routine. You have to use the incredible tools that you were given in the program.
My Ag Leadership experience was deeply enriching. It is an association I will always value. My advice to fellows and alumni is to stay involved in Ag Leadership. Graduates should take advantage of that experience to make a difference in their community. It will help their career and make them proud. So many leadership skills are important, but communication is my favorite. It takes a lot of effort to keep everyone informed about what is going on, but it builds confidence.
Bruce Blodgett | Class 31 Simply put, it makes me view things differently. Ag Leadership gave us all the tools to succeed, but even more importantly, it taught me to seek out and view the issues from a broader and more open perspective.
Jess Brown | Class 13
Greg Wegis | Class 39
Steve Pastor | Class 27 Ag Leadership taught me to look at both sides of any situation. Don’t always assume you have all the answers or your position is correct. Listen and understand the problem(s) before you come to a conclusion or make a judgment call. Ag Leadership was a great experience because it taught me self-confidence, especially with public speaking.
Tricia Stever-Blattler | Class 34 Ag Leadership was one of those life changing experiences and a journey that has not ended for me. I was only 26 when I was accepted into Class 34. As a younger member of that class I benefited greatly from the exposure to my classmates and their life experiences both personally and professionally. Conflict resolution, international exposure to societal issues, and personal enrichment were all competency areas where I grew significantly. That, along with an amazing network of alumni, has made my experience priceless to me.
Ag Leadership helped me broaden my view of the world and my own community. This broader perspective shaped me in becoming a better executive director.
A Solid Alliance for 44 Years Seminars are delivered by four exceptional partner universities – Cal Poly, Pomona; Cal Poly San Luis
Focus: Change management, social issues, culture, history and religion. .
Obispo; Fresno State and UC Davis – and other academic institutions. Fellows learn from first-rate educators, subject authorities and individuals from diverse professions and backgrounds. Core faculty
Focus: Team building, communication skills and personal assessment.
members at each university are responsible for the content and delivery of the seminar curriculum. Through these dynamic and intensive seminars, fellows focus on leadership theory, critical and
Focus: Emotional Intelligence, criminology and national leadership issues.
strategic thinking, effective communication, motivation, change management, complex social and cultural issues, emotional intelligence and other skills
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that contribute to improved performance as a leader.
Focus: Conflict management, facilitative leadership, economics, local and state government.
Class 43 | Year Two Seminars
Class 44 | Year One Seminars
October 2013 — Fresno State and San Quentin Criminal justice system, criminology, death penalty, polarized viewpoints and emotional responses, critical thinking skills for complex issues. Included tour of San Quentin.
October 2013 — Inaugural, Fresno State CALP history and traditions, program expectations, synthesis, leadership basics, MyersBriggs Type Indicator, alumni activities.
November 2013 — International Travel Seminar, Brazil The class visited small villages, met indigenous people, explored the rich natural resources, and learned about the serious issues facing the Amazon basin.
November 2013 — Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo The leader as a communicator. Team building exercises, practical application of speaking principles (informational speech), communicating through print media, TV/radio interviewing skills.
December 2013 — Santa Clara International trip synthesis, including leadership lessons and broadened perspectives. Focus on ethics and leadership from Santa Clara University experts.
December 2013 — UC Davis Group dynamics, diversity in the workplace, organizational structure and motivation in the workplace, conflict resolution, facilitative leadership. Included visit to Loaves & Fishes.
January 2014 — Commencement, Cal Poly, Pomona The power of harmony in succession planning and all areas of life, life after Ag Leadership, taking personal responsibility for leadership development, reflective interviews, graduation ceremony.
January 2014 — Cal Poly, Pomona The concept of culture and its formation, different cultures, the role of culture in complex societal issues and solutions, cross-cultural simulation exercise, prejudicial attitudes. Included visits to Puente Learning Center, Ability First!
February 2014 — Fresno State Emotional maturity in leadership effectiveness, the connection between biological systems and leadership behaviors, the role of emotional intelligence in complex leadership challenges, leadership from various historical perspectives. March 2014 — UC Davis The ecology of organizations, responding to challenges in communities, engaging the legislative process (local and state issues). National travel seminar to Washington, D.C. and Maryland. April 2014 — Cal Poly, Pomona The significance of change and its impacts on individuals and organizations, the value of agility in responding to change, personal power. Examine economic, social and political aspects of Brazilian culture. May 2014 — Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Persuasive speech, active listening, microphone manners, executing powerful presentations, leadership model of influence with your vital behaviors.
FINANCIALS CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES AND CHANGES IN NET ASSETS FOR THE YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013
CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013
- 46,134 865,150 640,608 2,500
3,051 10,814 1,646,000 705,063 2,500
7,910 3,287,533 10,433,806
12,690 3,776,905 7,721,551
CURRENT LIABILITIES: Cash overdraft Accounts payable Funds held for others Line of credit Other current liabilities
3,011 55,853 35,079 _ 81,759
_ 107,444 16,520 100,153 135,919
Total current liabilities
1,440,990 1,000,000 1,367,377 11,299,572
1,126,932 1,000,000 661,402 10,730,204
Total net assets
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents Contributions receivable Pledges receivable Short-term investments Other current asset Total current assets Property and equipment – net Pledges receivable – net Long-term investments TOTAL ASSETS
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LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
NET ASSETS: Unrestricted: Undesignated Board designated Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted
CHANGES IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS: REVENUES AND GAINS: Special events gross revenues Less: special events direct costs Net revenues from special events
EXPENSES: Program services Fundraising General and administrative Granted fund expense
1,346,047 402,674 152,656 200,000
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Change in net assets 258,544 Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to (49,397) net cash provided (used) by operating activities: 209,147 Depreciation Net realized/unrealized (gain)/loss on investments 1,617,848 Contributions for endowment purposes 168,380 (Gain)/loss on disposal of assets 60,426 Change in present value of discount on pledges 19,941 (Increase) decrease in: 312,990 Contributions receivable Pledges receivable 2,388,732 Increase (decrease) in: Accounts payable Funds held for others 1,510,481 Other liabilities 420,644 187,162 NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY 200,000 OPERATING ACTIVITIES
259,573 (52,756) 206,817
Contributions Net investment income (loss) In-kind revenue Other income Net assets released from restrictions
1,544,969 182,385 65,368 18,008 397,888
Total unrestricted revenues and gains
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS CHANGES IN TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS: Net investment income (loss) Net assets released from restrictions INCREASE (DECREASE) IN TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS CHANGE IN PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS – Contributions INCREASE (DECREASE) IN PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS
4,780 (1,221,921) (1,833,340) - (84,628)
3,805 (712,103) (911,471) 1,121 (22,316)
(51,591) 18,559 (54,160)
(34,482) (2,514) 102,448
(4,305,644) - 2,879,765
(1,067,584) (1,739) 333,784
1,833,340 3,011 101,140 (201,293)
911,471 – 100,153 _
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR END OF YEAR
SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE – Cash paid for interest
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Investment purchases Property and equipment purchases Proceeds from sale of investments
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Permanently restricted contributions Cash overdraft Borrowings from line of credit Repayments on line of credit NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 569,368
NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
NET CASH PROVIDED (USED) BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES: 1,103,863 (397,888)
CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013
CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES AND CHANGES IN NET ASSETS JUNE 30, 2014 AND 2013
I nvestments are stated at fair value based on quoted market prices and were composed of the following at June 30: 2014 2013 Money market funds Domestic stocks and stock funds International stocks and stock funds Domestic corporate bonds and bond funds International corporate bonds and bond funds
640,608 3,187,416 1,609,177 4,769,093 868,120
705,063 2,368,769 1,322,983 3,609,541 420,258
The following schedule summarizes net investment returns for the years ended June 30: 2014 2013 Interest/dividend income Realized/unrealized gains (losses) on investments Investment fees Total investment income (loss) – net
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT – Net
The foundation’s property and equipment consists of the following at June 30:
ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014
Office furniture and equipment Computer and software
Accumulated depreciation Property and equipment, net
Depreciation expense for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 was $4,780 and $3,805, respectively.
CORPUS year end 6.30.2014
VALUE year end 6.30.2014
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,467,687 $1,000,000 $90,905 $2,380,102 $37,250 $1,540,900
$1,354,065 $1,354,065 $1,804,818 $1,354,065 $126,971 $2,936,499 $47,519 $1,808,293
Total Restricted Fund $6,683,504 $1,833,340 $8,516,844 SPECIAL PURPOSE ACCOUNTS Fellowship Funds: Alumni Fellowship $9,420 $2,725 $12,145 Dean Brown Fellowship $6,850 $1,450 $8,300 Women in Leadership Fellowship $9,995 $15,650 $25,645 Lagomarsino Family Fellowship $25,650 $1,000 $26,650 Richard Pidduck Fellowship $42,350 $3,250 $45,600 Manassero Fellowship $62,150 $13,200 $75,350 John and Sheila Lake Fellowship Fund $30,000 $11,250 $41,250 Thomas Mulholland Fellowship Fund $50,000 $25,000 $75,000 Paul and Yvonne [Natsuhara] Murai Fellowship Fund $2,000 $8,550 $10,550 Gene Rapp Fellowship Fund $5,500 $7,050 $12,550 Jim and Betsy Hansen Family Fellowship Fund $15,401 $3,500 $18,901 John and Betsy Grether Fellowship $100,000 $10,000 $110,000 Endowment Funds: Borba Family Endowment $211,500 $1,375 $212,875 Ladera Foundation $206,000 $5,000 $211,000 Class 12 Endowment $13,700 $125 $13,825 Class 17 Endowment $26,885 $1,250 $28,135 Class 23 Endowment (NEW) $8,600 $8,600 Class 25 Endowment (NEW) $5,670 $5,670 Class 30 Endowment $59,772 $6,350 $66,122 Class 33 Endowment $30,349 $1,200 $31,549 General Endowment $199,460 $143,095 $342,555 Memorial Funds: Tim O’Neill / Class 10 Memorial Fund $26,905 $1,650 $28,555 Michelle Turner Memorial Endowment $22,110 $250 $22,360 Dr. George Johannessen Memorial Endowment $28,550 $450 $29,000 Remo L. Matteucci Memorial Endowment $4,000 $1,500 $5,500
RESTRICTED FUND GROUP Dean Brown Endowed Founder’s Chair JG Boswell II Endowed Founder’s Chair Special Purpose Accounts [detailed below] Board Designated Endowment Charles Buchinger Memorial Endowment Franklin Otis Booth Legacy Fund Dean Brown Growth and Innovation Fund JG Boswell II Legacy Fund
FISCAL YEAR contributions 2014
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,188,547 $279,140 $1,000,000 $89,655 $1,250 $1,903,902 $476,200 $37,250 $464,150 $1,076,750
CORPUS year end 6.30.2013
$15,161 $10,445 $29,496 $35,877 $59,310 $94,999 $45,438 $80,763 $10,811 $13,309 $20,538 $118,699
$264,449 $284,065 $18,624 $37,480 $8,571 $5,763 $86,374 $41,439 $410,730
$36,761 $30,193 $39,057 $6,466 $1,804,818 19
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market value % 1 3 5 7 10 COMPOSITE TOTAL 10,786,294 100% 14.4 8.4 11.2 5.2 -- 6.9 Apr-2005 InvestorForce Trust Funds < $50mm Net Rank 35 26 23 17 -- Attribution Index* 16.4 9.8 13.3 -- -- 7.5 Apr-2005 Global Equity Composite 4,748,855 44% -- -- -- -- -- 3.4 Dec-2013 MSCI ACWI 22.9 10.3 14.3 3.2 7.5 6.2 Dec-2013 US Equity 3,155,619 29% 22 14 17.9 -- -- 11 Sep-2008 Russell 3000 25.2 16.5 19.3 6.5 8.2 12.3 Sep-2008 Mainstay ICAP LV Sel Eq 1,076,957 10% 19.2 13.5 16.7 5.1 -- 8.2 Apr-2005 Russell 1000 Value 23.8 16.9 19.2 4.8 8 7.6 Apr-2005 Columbia Focused Growth 1,007,260 9% -- -- -- -- -- 11.4 Sep-2013 Russell 1000 Growth 26.9 16.3 19.2 8 8.2 17.4 Sep-2013 Vaughn Nelson Value Opps 560,894 5% -- -- -- -- -- 18.1 Sep-2013 Russell MidCap Value 27.8 17.6 23 7.1 10.7 20.6 Sep-2013 Boston Co. SMID Cap Growth 510,509 5% 23.1 15.9 20.7 -- -- 20.7 May-2009 Russell 2500 Growth 26.3 14.9 21.7 8.4 9.9 21.8 May-2009 Non-US Developed Equity 1,593,236 15% 22 -- -- -- -- 19.7 May-2012 MSCI ACWI ex USA 21.8 5.7 11.1 1.3 7.7 20.1 May-2012 EuroPacific Growth Fund 1,593,236 15% 21.9 -- -- -- -- 20.6 May-2012 MSCI ACWI ex USA 21.8 5.7 11.1 1.3 7.7 20.1 May-2012 Fixed Income 2,905,860 27% 6.2 4.9 -- -- -- 5.2 Feb-2011 Barclays Aggregate 4.4 3.7 4.9 5.3 4.9 4 Feb-2011 PIMCO Total Return 2,037,740 19% 4.9 4.3 6.4 7.4 -- 6.3 Apr-2004 Barclays Aggregate 4.4 3.7 4.9 5.3 4.9 4.8 Apr-2005 Brandywine Global 868,120 8% -- -- -- -- -- 8 Sep-2013 Citi WGBI 6.8 1.6 3.6 5.5 4.8 3.9 Sep-2013 Balanced Strategy 2,492,831 23% 15.7 -- -- -- -- 16.2 May-2012 60% S&P 500/40% BC Govt/Cr 18.4 12 14.1 6.3 7.1 16.6 May-2012 GMO Benchmark-Free 1,026,667 10% -- -- -- -- -- 3.2 Mar-2014 Global AA Blended Index 17.9 9.2 13.7 5.5 8.5 4.8 Mar-2014 FPA Crescent Fund 1,466,165 14% 16 -- -- -- -- 17.5 May-2012 60% S&P 500/40% BC Govt/Cr 18.4 12 14.1 6.3 7.1 16.6 May-2012 Restricted Cash 638,747 6% 0.2 0.8 -- -- -- -- Apr-2005 *Attribution Idex: 10% Russell 1000 Value, 10% Russell 1000 Growth, 5% Russell Mid Cap Value, 5% Russell 2500 Growth, 15% MCSI ACWI ex USA, 21% Barclays Aggregate, 9% Barclays Global Aggregate -
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Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014
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Pledges Made During Fiscal Year Loren Booth: $1,000,000 (matching challenge grant) Growers Express: $50,000 Vessey and Company: $50,000 Yvonne & Stephen Kritscher: $5,000 Beth Brookhart Pandol: $5,000 Cynthia Cory: $2,500 Mike Kelley: $1,500 Soapy Mulholland: $1,000 Brent Grizzle: $500 Lauren Grizzle: $500 Pledge Payments Received During Fiscal Year Otis Booth Foundation: $500,000 Boswell Family Foundation: $75,000 Taylor Farms California: $25,000 Vessey and Company: $20,000 Growers Express, LLC: $10,000 John and Sheila Lake: $10,000 Mission Produce, Inc.: $10,000 D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California: $5,000 Paul and Yvonne Murai: $2,500 Charlie Mathews: $2,000 Rick Vorpe and Evelyn Matteucci: $1,500 Yvonne and Stephen Kritscher: $1,000 Beth Brookhart Pandol: $1,000 Cynthia Cory: $500 Soapy Mulholland: $500 Mike Kelley: $300 Brent Grizzle: $250 Lauren Grizzle: $250 $1,000,000 James G. Boswell Foundation (JG Boswell II Legacy Fund) $750,000 The James G. Boswell Foundation $200,000 The James G. Boswell Foundation (pass thru to partner universities) $80,000 Wells Fargo $50,000 Reiter Affiliated Companies $25,000 Foster Farms Thomas Mulholland (Mulholland Citrus) Western Growers Association
$15,000-$15,499 Class 43 Harden Foundation The Norton Foundation Wegis & Young Property Management, LLC (Rick Wegis, Greg Wegis, MikeYoung) $13,000 Ed and Rosa Boutonnet $10,000 Capital Insurance Group Farm Credit: American AgCredit, CoBank, Farm Credit West John and Betsy Grether Kevin and Kim Grizzle International Paper Ladera Foundation (George Myers) Lagomarsino Group (Fred Lagomarsino) Monsanto Company Mark and Joann Nickerson Olive Hill Greenhouses, Inc. Prime Time Sally Hughes Church Foundation Syngenta $8,000-$8,999 AGR Partners (Ejnar Knudsen) Azzule Systems R. Gorrill Ranch Enterprises $7,000-$7,999 C.H. Robinson Company Margaret Duflock Rain for Rent $6,000-$6,999 McClarty Family Foundation $5,000-$5,999 Bank of the West Edwin and Kaye Camp Charles Buchinger Memorial Endowment Fund Melissa Duflock Hidden Villa Ranch (Mike Sencer) Craig and Kris Pedersen Vernon and Carol Peterson Janette Smith Union Bank Foundation Tim York $4,000 Blue Diamond Growers $3,500-$3,999 T.M. Bunn Trust $3,000 John Colbert Gail Gray
Kershaw Companies Limoneira Foundation Fund David and Melissa Martella Richard Pidduck $2,500 Rose Marie Burroughs Gary and Diana Cusumano Granite Peak Partners, Inc. (Pierre Tada) Meyers Farms Family Trust Benina Montes Philip E. and Jamie N. Bowles Rolling Ridge Ranch Rod and Carol Stark $2,000-$2,499 Boutonnet Farms, Inc. Robert and Lisa Cherenson Jeana and Larry Hultquist Kimberly Clauss Jorritsma and Curtis Jorritsma King and Gardiner Farms (Keith Gardiner and Holly King) Leavens Ranches / Link Leavens and Leslie Leavens John and Edyth Ledbetter Peggy Perry Vina Quest (Dan Rodrigues) Mary-Ann Warmerdam Marcia Wolfe Christopher Woolf $1,500 Sarbjit Bohl Deanna and Roger van Klaveren Wil-Ker-Son Ranch Class 10 alumni (Tim O’Neill Memorial Fund) -Mike Bennett -Lance Brown -Ronald Caird -Stephen Chrisman -John Crossland -Bill Daniell -Bob Denney -Pete Fallini -Gary Foster -Randy Linquist -Michael Phelan $1,000-$1,499 Agland Engineering, Inc. (Steve Hackett) James Ahlem Dairy (James and Carol Ahlem) Allied Grape Growers (Nat DiBuduo) Anonymous
Bob and Anne Atkins Beardsley & Son, Inc. (Tom Beardsley) James Beecher Hugh and Debbie Bello Bengard Ranch Berry Pack, Inc Jeff and April Bitter Art Bliss Mark Burrell Ben and Denise Carter Central California Irrigation District Doug and Jan Circle Sona Chilingaryan Christensen & Giannini Class 25 bookends (Darway & Zacky) Class 25 treasury fund Columbia Canal Company The Craig Underwood Family Trust (Craig Underwood) Creek Rock Ventures, LLC (Ed Kuykendall) Darrell and Norma Cordova Costa Family Farms (David and Kerri Costa) Rick and Lynne Cosyns Doug and Alison DeGroff John and Antoinette Draxler Jeff and Mori Elder Elkhorn Packing Co, LLC (Pete Coburn) Far West Equipment Dealers Association (Steve Kost) Firebaugh Water Canal District Roberta Firoved Edwin Fisher Terry Fleming-Ducato Greg and Donna France Vic & Karen Smith Fresno Equipment Co. (Marsha Vucovich) John and Sharon Garner Brian and Linda Genzoli John and Jane Gibson Robert Graham Jim and Betsy Hansen Kevin and Diane Herman George and Janice Higashi Mike Hitchcock (Seco Packing, LLC) Robert and Kari Hodgen Ikeda Bros. (Tom Ikeda) J.D. Heiskell & Co., Inc.
Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP (George Soares) Ken Kaplan Buck and Hilda Klein Charles Kosmont Stan Lester (Lester Farms) Bill Lyons Catarino Martinez (Val-Mar Farming, Inc.) Justin and Candice Micheli Mixtec Group Associates, Inc. Jon Munger Ralph Myers Nelson Irrigation Corporation Steve Nichols and Chris Nichols Donald Norene Oji Bros. Farms, Inc. Ty and Sheri Parkinson Personal Ag Management Services, LLC (Todd Snider, Dan Carothers) Peter Peterson Panoche Water District Sherm Railsback Kevin Riddle (Riddle Farms) Rocking Chair Farm Markets Gerald and Elaine Rominger Leland Ruiz San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority San Luis Canal Company San Luis Water District Frank and Alice Saviez Rick and Michelle Schellenberg Simon Sihota Gary Simleness Richard and Claudia Smith Vic and Karen Smith Tim Sugishita Brian Talley Rosemary Talley Tom Dungan Farming Co. Valley Pride (Joe Pezzini) Tim Vaux John Weiler Western Precooling Systems Western United Dairymen Chris White Ken Zimmerman $700-$799 Bob Brown (Calamco) C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Farm Credit West Beth and Ejnar Knudsen Mark & Megan McKean
(Mark McKean Farms) Ed McLaughlin (EMAC Farms) RV Dairy (Ray Gene Veldhuis) Eric Vink Danny Walker $500-$599 Bill and Chris Adams Dennis and Beth Albiani Apio, Inc. Aaron Barcellos Art Barrientos Barry and Kim Bedwell Caroline Berry John Boyes Rick Burnes California Poultry Federation CAPCA – Ventura County chapter Lori Cardoza Tom and Katie Chandler William Chandler Bill Coit Richard Collins Noelle Cremers Double E Farms (Russell Efird) Duda Farm Fresh Foods (Sammy Duda) Leon Etchepare Farm Supply Company Fillice Farms, L.P. (Kay Filice) Mike and Jeanette Fitch Mark Gilles John Giovannetti Jody and Susan Graves Ed Grossi The Growers Company, Inc. (Sonny Rodriguez) Bruce Hall Todd Hansen Bernell Harlan Henry Avocado Corporation Stephen and Donna Heringer Huntington Farms Dale and Mary Jane Huss Julia Inestroza Fidela Irigoyen Mark Jacobs Bill Lewis Bob and Susie Lilley Christine Long Leo and Mary Ellen Marihart Leo McGuire Steve and Kim McIntyre Kent and Kathryn McKenzie McKenzie Farms, Inc. Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc.
William Bennett Kiran Black David and Dee Bradshaw Stephen Brown Bob Cadenazzi Bill and Jen Carriere Dick and Nina Carriere Castaneda and Sons, Inc. (Carlos Castaneda) Norman and Helen Clark Michele Clark Ned Coe James Crecelius Vernon Crowder Steve and Kelly Danna Scott Deardorff Ria de Grassi Peter DeGroot John DeRuiter Jerry DiBuduo Nat and Marilyn DiBuduo Doug Dickson Susan Diefenderfer Merlin Fagan San Luis Obispo Farm Supply Company Bob Ferguson Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli Joseph Ferrara Bryan and Jerri Foley Four Little Devils Farms, Inc. Freeman Farms (Loren Freeman) Frieda’s Finest (Karen Caplan) John and Mary Ann Frye Chris and Elizabeth Giannini Gila Valley Farms Limited Partnership Ashley Gill Roy and Cindy Gill Grimmway Farms (Jeff Meger) John Gorter George Gough Less Guthrie Lester and Janet Heringer Debbie Hurley Patricia Johannessen Tracy Kahn and Norman Ellstrand Nomie Kautz Keithly-Williams Seeds Edward and Tisha Kurtz Vic Lanini Stuart and Dolores Mast Craig McNamara Eric and Gaylene Merz
Clint and Karen Miller Dina Moore James Neeley New Hope Dairy, LLC (Arlan Van Leeuwen) Peter and Mary Ann Orr Oro Del Norte LLC (John Orr) John Palmer Nick Pasculli Steve and Mary Pastor Garrett Patricio Doug and Ann Phillips Lynnel and Herb Pollock Jeff and Gina Rasmussen Todd Rehrman Alan and Patricia Reynolds Mike Richardson Don Roberts Karen and Barry Ross Fritz Ruegger San Miguel Produce, Inc. (Roy Nishimori) Michael Sarabian David Sasaki John Schaap Herb Simmons John Slinkard Jerry and Ann Spencer Squires Ag Consulting, Inc. (Paul Squires) Jim and Carol Storm Storm Ranch (Terrell Storm) Ann Thrupp Matthew and Laura Toste Joe Turkovich Russell Turner Peterangelo and Demitra Vallis Waymon Farms, Inc. (Rick Sellers) Roger and ChiChi Wood Norm Yenni Woody Yerxa $100-$199 Juliet Allen Nina and David Ames Erin Andersen Jesse and Suong Aragon David Arakelian Emily and Tony Ayala Arnold and Terry Barcellos Franklin (Woody) and Jane Barnes Rick and Nancy Barnes Paul and Sheryl Betancourt Bruce Blodgett
Lisa Bodrogi Pierre and Kathie Camsuzou Tyler Christensen Jeff Colombini Ernest Conant Jackie & Charlie Crabb Ralph De Leon Pete and Sandy Dinkler Sue DiTomaso John Eisenhut Ali Elhassan Linda Etcheverria Brenda Farias Marc Faye Fred and Susan Ferro William Gisvold Don Gordon Clay Groefsema Jared Gross Erin Hamm Randy and Joyce Hansen Phil Hogan Josh and Jana Huntsinger Adam and Christine Icardo Benny and Donna Jefferson Cathie Joughin Gary Kaprielian Annie King Jeff Koligian Larry Layne Ralph Lucchetti Paul and Jill Martin Nicholas Miller Stacy Miller Mitch Millwee Julie Morris Rob Moser Sam Nevis Maxwell and Diane Norton Kevin and Bea Olsen Steve Olson Brenda Ouwerkerk Tim Panziera Lane Parker Rich Peterson Charles and Frances Pritchard Robert Rathbone Robert Kasavan Marketing Daniel Robinson Cliff Sadoian William Scott David and Charmaine Silva Julie Spezia Bob Steinhauer Eta Takele
Lonna Torrico John and Cristel Tufenkjian Mark Turula Melissa Varcak Paul Violett John Weiler Stuart Yamamoto Up to $100 Rachelle Antinetti Patricia Stever Blattler John Brown Pamela Emery Cathy Haas Bart Hill Michele Laverty Leo and Barbara Lynch Dan and Deborah Marcum Lynn Martindale Peggy McNutt David Viviani In Memory of Tom McGrath (Class 4) Lino, Rich and Anthony Bozzano: $1,000 Class 43: $1,000 Tom and Claire Heffernan: $1,000 Bob Dempel: $500 Roz McGrath: $500 Carl Voss: $500 Bob Gray: $250 Larry and Kathleen Lemke: $200 Lena Oneto: $100 Gene and April Rapp: $100 George and Gloria Soares: $100 In Memory of Kathy Brown Heloise Power: $1,000 Tony Cossa: $100 Anne Porter: $75 Pat and Shirley Crawford: $50 Jennifer Iwasko: $50 In Memory of Bill Taylor Rincon Farms, Inc.: $100 In Honor of Loren Booth’s birthday Spike and Debbe Booth: $1,000 In Honor of Loren Booth Spike and Debbe Booth: $1,000 In Memory of Dean and Katherine Brown Mark and Peggy Borba: $5,000 In Memory of Kathy Brown Peter Scaroni: $100 Sally Scaroni: $100
Suzanne Scaroni: $100 In Memory of Raymond Olson Ben and Kappy Olson: $500 In Memory of Jim Powell (2) Brockman Farming, Inc.: $500 Adin Hester: $100 Dempel Farming Company: $40 Alumni Fundraising Events World Ag Expo Ag Leadership Alumni Breakfast (Feb. 2014): $88,000 Region 9 Golf Tournament (Sept. 2013): $45,000 Dean Brown Leadership Foundation / Dean Brown Golf Tournament (Nov. 2013): $35,000 In-Kind Darlene Din: $22,950 TMD Creative: $19,006.25 Hayashi & Wayland: $12,329 Melissa Duflock: $3,625.90 Belmont Nursery (Jon and Connie Reelhorn): $1,139.70 Julie Inestroza: $1,000 Bob Gray: $645.51 Meredith Rehrman Ritchie: $600 Lodi Winegrape Commission (Camron King): $591 Crop Management Company (Matthew Fisher): $550 Robin Flournoy: $549.19 Generation Growers, Inc.: $530.50 Gail and John Gray: $400 Bruce Rice: $400 Cherie Watte Angulo: $250 Frieda’s Finest (Karen Caplan): $250 Allied Grape Growers: $245.25 Lisa Bodrogi: $200 Tim Vaux: $104.12
Laura Mills Steve Murray (Murray Family Farms, Inc.) Tony Oliveira Mona and Pete Pankey Parsons HomeGrown (Kelley Parsons) Jean Phillimore Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange Pucheu Bros. (John Pucheu) Red Dog Management (Donna & Greg France) Redfern Ranches, Inc. Jim and Mary Rickert John and Carol Salmonson Shasky Farms (Jim Shasky) Charles Sherrill Elisabeth Silva 6th Generation Farming (Ryan Schohr and Tracy Schohr) Barbara Smith Mark Sorenson Dana Thomas Raymond and Deborah Tonella Ulash Turkhan Raymond and Katie Van Beek Scott and Susan Van Der Kar Phil and Donna Waddell David Warter Ellen and Mike Way $400-$499 Jose Aguiar Victor Yamamoto $300-$399 Gerald Chooljian Joey Fernandes Rob Goodwin Nicole Hayden J.B. Dewar, Inc. Janis Jones Michael Maciel Dan Nelson Tim O’Halloran Richard Peterson Meredith Rehrman Ritchie Kim Rogina Darren Schmall Jeff Stephens Audrey and Lance Tennis $200-$299 Cherie Watte Angulo Steven and Deborah Arnold Gregg Avilla Yissel Barajas
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