To Keynote Calif. Citrus Mutual Meeting
Valley Congressman David Valadao will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the
California Citrus Mutual Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 7th at
the Visalia Convention Center.
Congressman is expected to talk about his perspectives on the inner-workings of
the U.S. House of Representatives and
how gridlock in Washington, D.C. has unquestionably impacted agriculture
“We are looking forward to an honest and engaging discussion
with David on a number of issues which will undoubtedly include an evaluation
of Congress’ performance on Farm Bill legislation and immigration reform,” says
California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen.
A Hanford native, Valadao has strong ties to Central Valley
agriculture. His family business now
consists of 2 dairies and over 1,000 acres of farmland in Kings and Western
The Congressman was elected in 2012 and represents portions
of Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties and serves on the House
Appropriations Committee, specifically the Agriculture, Interior, and
Legislative Branch Subcommittees.
Citrus Mutual is the industry trade association representing over 70 percent of
the tree crop tonnage on a voluntary basis.
The event marks the organization’s 36th year serving as the
“voice of the citrus grower.”
the evening, newly elected Board Chairman Kevin Severns will offer his
perspective on the organization’s agenda for the coming year and install the 2013-2014
Board of Directors.
Citrus Mutual will also honor four retiring Directors who have completed 10
years of service to the organization: John Demshki, John Gless, David
Tomlinson, and retiring Board Chairman Tom Wollenman.
hour begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the evening’s program and dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Reservations are available by calling the Citrus Mutual office at
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