Almond Board of California 2021 Election Results - West Coast Nut


Almond Board of California 2021 Election Results

Published: June 2, 2021 • 458 views

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Almond Board of California 2021 Election Results

MODESTO, Calif. – The Almond Board of California (ABC) has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office begin August 1, 2021. 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.

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:
Brandon Rebiero, Modesto

Member Position Three (three-year term):

Joe Gardiner, Earlimart

Alternate Position Three:
Chris Bettencourt, Westley
Independent Handler:
Member Position Two (three-year term):
Bob Silveira, Williams

Alternate Position Two:
Dexter Long, Ballico

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

Alternate Position Three:

Chad DeRose, McFarland

Cooperative Grower:
Member Position Two (three-year term):
Christine Gemperle, Ceres 

Alternate Position Two:
Kent Stenderup, Bakersfield

In addition, Lisa Giannini, Hickman, has been named to fill the Cooperative Grower Alternate Position One role.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and the California Almonds blog.