Our Board of Directors

Jon Harvey

Jon Harvey

President

“We are in this for the long haul.”

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Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston

Vice President

“Land conservation is a critical ingredient in ensuring agricultural viability in our future.”

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Maxwell Norton

Maxwell Norton

Secretary

“We help landowners achieve their goals of preserving their farming legacy.”

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Ken Oneto

Ken Oneto

Treasurer

“We are helping to keep agriculture viable.”

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Ron Freitas

Ron Freitas

Immediate Past President

“My great grandchildren are able to enjoy a meal of food and drink a toast of wine produced here in the Central Valley, thanks to the foresight of the supporters and Board members of the California Farmland Trust.”

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Ron Dolinsek

Ron Dolinsek

Director

“The California Farmland Trust is diligent and highly effective in preserving prime farmland in the area we serve and enjoys an excellent reputation for its commitment and service to agriculture. We are good at what we do!”

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Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

Director

“California farmland is a critical and necessary element in feeding our growing population, ensuring nutritional diversity and avoiding over-reliance on fuel input base mono crops to feed ourselves.”

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Larry Ruhstaller

Larry Ruhstaller

Director

“We all need to eat; California feeds the world because of our wonderful soil and farmers.”

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Sam Zanutto

Sam Zanutto

Director

“It’s hard to imagine a more fulfilling and rewarding industry and lifestyle.”

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Denny Jackman

Denny Jackman

Director

“We provide tools so that farmers may commit their land to food production in perpetuity, under the laws of the State of California, and the USA.”

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Jim Jorgensen

Jim Jorgensen

Director

“Give of yourself to make the world better.”

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Theresa Kiehn

Theresa Kiehn

Director

“I had the unique privilege of working with the founders of the California Farmland Trust when I first began my career. Their dedication, passion and drive left a huge impression on my life, which encouraged me to incorporate the principals of farmland conservation into my choices as a member of our agricultural community.”

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Ryan Jacobsen

Ryan Jacobsen

Director

“Our state’s farmland is more than just dirt. When combined with California’s water, sunshine and people, it feeds millions upon millions of families every single day. It’s a national resource worth promoting and protecting.”

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Clay Daulton

Clay Daulton

Director

“I strive to contribute in settings that results in seeing agriculture being treated fairly by California’s urban masses, while not deconstructing opportunities for future entrepreneurial pursuits in agriculture.”

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