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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, steve.lyle@cdfa.ca.gov

CDFA ANNOUNCES FIRST APPOINTMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA CATTLE COUNCIL



SACRAMENTO, June 26, 2019 – California Department of Food
& Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross has appointed the initial board for the California Cattle Council (Council). The Council was implemented by
CDFA at the industry’s request on April 8, 2019, following a vote of industry
members.



 



The Council is authorized to carry out research on cattle
production and beef nutrition, and to develop consumer or other educational
programs. Program activities are to be funded by a $1 refundable assessment per head of cattle, paid by cattle producers.



 



The board is made up of eleven members and eleven
alternates, with each group consisting of three range cattle producers, three
cattle feeders, three dairy producers, one processor, and one public member (open). The appointees were  selected from nominations made by the cattle
industry over a six-week nomination period and represent the diversity of
cattle producers around the state, as required by the California Cattle Council
Law.



 



California Cattle Council Board Members:



 



Jesse Larios, Imperial County



Mike Smith, Fresno County



William Brandenberg, Imperial County



David Daley, Butte County



Jacob Parnell, Sacramento County



Julie Morris, San Benito County



Cody Nicholson-Stratton, Humboldt County



Jennifer Beretta, Sonoma County



Tyler Ribiero, Tulare County



Sarah Mora, Humboldt County



 



Alternate members are Roger Guess (Tulare), Brad Peek
(Tehama), Julie Belezzuoli-Hathaway (Kings), Sheila Bowen (Kern), Beverly
Bigger (Ventura), Sam Avila (Fresno), Xavier Avila (Tulare), Lauren
Reid-Acevedo (Fresno), Brad Scott (Riverside), and Brian Coehlo (Fresno). 



 



The first meeting of the board is scheduled for July 16,
2019 in Sacramento. The agenda is being prepared and will be posted to the CDFA
website at www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/cattle
by July 6, as required. The board roster and background information on the
origins of the program are also available on the site.






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