Thank you to 2018 Trends Volunteers

The Trends publication is a flagship of the California Chapter and is the result of many volunteer hours from a committed group of individuals. Thank you to the nearly 50 chapter members and affiliated individuals who worked to make the 2018 issue of Trends possible.

Publication Co-Chairs:
Janie Gatzman, ARA
Tiffany Holmes, ARA

Region 1:
Chair: Kyle Dalrymple
Jim Able, ARA, MAI, SRA
Lorrain Friant, AFM, AAC, ARA
Heather Ellingson
Greg Peters

Region 2:
Chair: Hal Forcey, ARA
Todd Combs, ARA
Russ Forsburg, ARA
Mark Gregg, ARA
Sean Lim, MAI
Mike Pipkin, ARA

Region 3:
Chair: Kary Griffith
Richard A. Bell, ARA
Mary Ann Dores
Jerry A. Furtado, ARA
Tiffany Holmes, ARA
Jeff Myers
Brian Sousa

Region 4:
Jaime Bigham, ARA
Kristin Massetti, ARA

Region 5:
Chair: Michael Ming, ARA, FRICS
Emily Ming
Evie Portugal, ARA
Lynn Rickard, ARA
Steve Runyan, ARA, FRICS
Robb Stewart, AFM

Region 6:
Chair: Allison Renz Clark, ARA
Tony Brigantino, MAI
Kyle C. Brown, MAI
Michael Cullinan
Dee Dee Dunstan, MAI
Gary L. Fenske, ARA
Rick Mercier, ARA

Region 7:
Chair: Curtis A. Buono, ARA, MAI, AI-GRS
Todd Combs, ARA
Jeremy K. Darner, MAI
Mark T. Miller

Region 8:
Chair: Michael F. Merkley, ARA
Al Bunt
Jeff Myers

Region 9:
Chair: David K. Bell, ARA
Michael F. Merkley, ARA

Nat DiBuduo Named 2018 Distinguished California Agriculturalist

Nat M. DiBuduo was honored at the Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference in Visalia on March 22nd as the Distinguished California Agriculturalist of the year. The award, recognizing an individual who has contributed in a significant and highly visible way to the betterment of California agriculture, is presented by the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) annually.

Nat DiBuduo is currently President and CEO of Allied Grape Growers, a marketing association with over 500 members who produce over 250,000 tons annually. Nat has been involved in agriculture all of his life, having worked with his family (Papagni Fruit Company) farming and developing vineyards in Fresno, Madera and Kern Counties through college. Nat and brother, Jerry, formed DiBuduo Farm Management (DLM) in 1978 where Nat stayed until 1984 at which time Jerry expanded and incorporated the company while Nat went on to work as Vice President of Pro Ag, a pioneering fully integrated pest management company. Ownership of DiBuduo Ag Services, an agricultural consulting firm, and employment with Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. managing agricultural land throughout California and Arizona, were all part of Nats career journey prior to joining Allied Grape Growers in 2000.

Nat has received numerous commendations for his work and leadership in agriculture including being named one of the Top 50 Leaders in the California Wine Industry by Wine Business Monthly in both 2016 and 2017, receiving the 2014 Profiles in Leadership Award’ by the Agriculture Leadership Foundation, and being recognized by the California Association of Winegrape Growers as CAWG Leader of the Year in 2012, to name a few.

Nats career has always gone hand in hand with his support of the agriculture industry, his community, and his Alma Mater, California State University Fresno, further demonstrating his commitment and dedication to improving and promoting California Agriculture. He was appointed to the CSU Fresno Foundation Board of Governors, was past chair of the CDFA DP/GWSS Board, is a member of Friends of Fresno Fair, and served on the City of Fresno Mayor’s Advisory Committee. Nat is also a graduate of the California Agriculture Leadership Program Class VI and earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation with the nationally recognized American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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Order California Water & Irrigation District Maps

Don't miss the opportunity to order your copies of the California Water & Irrigation District Maps published as a joint effort between the California Chapter, ASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California. The North Map covers the major agricultural areas from Shasta to Oakdale while the South Map extends from Stockton to Tehachapi. The maps are four color, double sided and are sold for just $10 each plus sales tax and shipping. Order on line or using the physical Order Form.
Water District Map Order Form.0314.pdf

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      of Ken Dodderer
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