The Fresno County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors has appointed Christopher McGlothlin of the California Cotton & Ginners Associations to a three-year term on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
McGlothlin will serve as the industry alternate for Fresno County. The CAC consists of 24 primary and 24 alternate members.
The July 16 passage of H.R. 2898 - the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (HR 2898) - is a positive step toward legislation that could bring common sense to supply water and protect listed species, according to the Westlands Water District (WWD).
The district says the legislation demonstrates the possibility to advance legislation that can balance the needs of people and the environment.
The California Wheat Commission (CWC) will conduct district elections in July and August for the positions of commissioner and alternate commissioner for three commission grower districts.
The wheat grower districts include: District 1 – Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties; District 4 – Alameda, Alpine, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne counties; and District 7 – Inyo, Kings, and Tulare counties.
The University of Arizona (UA) has been recognized as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
The designation - awarded to the UA and 17 other universities by the APLU's Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity - acknowledges those working in states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities.
The activities include innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.
Dean Kleckner, 82, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) from 1986-2000, passed away June 15 at his home in Wayzata, Minn.
Kleckner served the Farm Bureau organization at the local, state, and national levels for 46 years; first as a county president in Floyd County, Iowa. He moved up the leadership ranks where he served as Iowa Farm Bureau president and later as the chief of AFBF, the nation’s largest grassroots farm organization.