Jerry Sinift has been named interim general manager of the International Agri-Center, replacing Gary Schulz who has resigned.

“He brings a wealth of experience and a fresh vision to this position,” Agri-Center board president, Jerry Magoon, said in making the announcement.

Sinift, who was an exhibitor at World Ag Expo for over 20 years, served as chairman of the World Ag Expo Exhibitor Advisory Committee from 1995-2000.

On staff five years

For the past five years, he has been part of the Agri-Center staff, ably fulfilling the double duties of assistant general manager and facilities director. He continues to work arm-in-arm with 2006 World Ag Expo chairman, Erin Ferguson, as they put the finishing touches on the annual ag trade show, the largest of its kind on the globe.

Born and raised in Tulare, Calif., Sinift is married to Carolyn, who runs a bookkeeping business; together, they are parents to son, Jeremy, a biology major at UC Santa Barbara and daughter, Shaun, a sophomore at Tulare Union High School.

The 2006 World Ag Expo is scheduled for Feb. 14-16. Visit www.farmshow.org to keep current.