California Department of Food and Agriculture

Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation

Jocelyn Bridson — Chair, EFA SAP

Jocelyn Bridson - EFA Subject Matter Expert

Jocelyn Bridson is the Director of Environmental Science & Resources at Rio Farms, a vegetable grower based in King City, with additional growing regions in Oxnard, CA and Yuma, AZ. Through the implementation of best management practices, field research, and scientific data analysis, she is helping craft the company’s sustainable agriculture program to meet internal goals, environmental regulations, and customer demands on over 6000 acres.

In addition to being Chair of the SAP, she also serves on the Monterey County Agricultural Advisory Committee, and is a Board Member for both the Monterey County Farm Bureau and Water Quality Preservation Inc. She is Certified Crop Advisor and also has the CCA-Sustainability Specialist Certification.

Prior to working in agriculture, Jocelyn had ten years of professional experience working in water quality, native habitat restoration and environmental education positions with agencies such as USGS, US Forest Service, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources and non-profits Save The Bay and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Jocelyn obtained her Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Management from U.C. Santa Barbara’s Bren School, and Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology and Certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison.