Mosebar re-elected Farm Bureau president
» December 5, 2007 «
The leader of the state's largest farm organization has been re-elected to a new term in office. California Farm Bureau Federation President Doug Mosebar was re-elected in a unanimous vote of delegates to the organization's 89th Annual Meeting, which concluded today in Sparks, Nev.
Mosebar, who farms in Santa Ynez, begins his second two-year term as Farm Bureau president. He was first elected in 2005 and has been a CFBF officer since 1989, when he was elected second vice president.
"It is an honor to serve you," Mosebar told Farm Bureau delegates following his re-election. "Our team of officers will continue to press for state and federal policies that allow California family farmers and ranchers to do their crucial work, providing safe, affordable food and farm products for consumers."
Mosebar grows hay, squash, flowers and pumpkins, and raises cattle. The ranch he operates also serves occasionally as a setting for films and television commercials. Mosebar is a former president of the Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau.
Delegates to the CFBF meeting also re-elected First Vice President Paul Wenger and Second Vice President Kenny Watkins to second terms in their offices.
Wenger, of Modesto, grows almonds and walnuts on his family farm. His farming operation also includes sharecropping, custom farm work and walnut hulling, plus processing and marketing of almonds and walnuts. A former Stanislaus County Farm Bureau president and CFBF board member, Wenger has been a statewide officer since 1997.
Watkins, of Linden, raises beef cattle and grows alfalfa, processing tomatoes, walnuts and grain hay. Watkins served as president of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation and represented San Joaquin and Calaveras counties on the CFBF board before being elected to statewide Farm Bureau office in 2005.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 91,000 members statewide.
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