Agriculture Advisory Committee

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Agriculture Advisory Committee

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Legislative Reference

  • Resolution No. 65-208, April 26, 1965; Created
  • Resolution No. 77-213, April 26, 1977; Established
  • Resolution No. 01-349, September 4, 2001; rescinded 77-213 and reestablished
  • Resolution No. 03-141, April 29, 2003; amended 01-349 and adopted By-Laws
  • Resolution No. 04-20, January 13, 2004; amended 03-141 and By-Laws changed
  • Resolution No. 06-331, November 14, 2006; amended 04-20 and approved By-Laws
  • Resolution No. 09-357 , July 21, 2009 ; to eliminate the sunset date of the committee, increase member term limits and eliminated the limitation on officer's terms
  • Resolution No. 12-259, September 18, 2012 amended Resolution No. 09-357 to provided for in the event there is a need for a Committee member to take a temporary leave of absence due to personal or family medical reason.
  • Resolution No. 18-282, August 28, 2018; amended bylaws to remove term limits and its reference, revise meeting start time.  

Membership

  • Consists of 13 members.

Terms:

Members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years to serve at the will of the Board of Supervisors, commencing on July 1st and ending June 30th. Vacancies that occur will be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointments. Members shall serve until his or her successor is appointed.  A temporary alternate Committee member is provided for in the event there is a need for a Committee member to take a temporary leave of absence due to personal or family medical reason.


Meeting Date, Time, and Place:

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month or as determined and take place at the Agricultural Center Conference Room, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

More details can be found at http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/agricultural-commissioner/land-use/agricultural-advisory-committee#ag 


Staff Contact 

Henry S. Gonzales ~ Agricultural Commissioner - (831) 759-7325

At-Large Members

District

Name

Appointed

Expires

1

Kurt Gollnick

Scheid Vineyards

10/10/17

6/30/20

2

Dennis Sites

Agriculture Business Management

7/10/18

6/30/18

3

Kirk Williams

6/07/16

6/30/19

4

Sherwood Darrington

11/6/18

6/30/21

5

Matt Shea

Bernardus Winery

9/12/17

6/30/20

 

Organization

Name

Appointed

Expires

California Strawberry Commission

Allen Davis

Dole Berry Co.

7/7/15

6/30/18

Monterey County Cattlemen’s Association

Scott Violini

6/3/14

6/30/17

Monterey County Farm Bureau

Bill Lipe

NH3

6/26/18

6/30/21

Grower-Shipper Association of Central California

Erik Heacox

12/12/17

6/30/20

Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association

Scott Storm

Valley Farm Management

7/24/18

6/30/21

 

District

Name

Appointed

Expires

At-Large

Jocelyn Bridson

12/12/17

6/30/20

At-Large

Nick Huntington

12/12/17

6/30/20

At-Large

Alexandra Eastman, DVM

Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic

7/17/18

6/30/21

Updated 10-22-2019 jgp -- Information Currently in Review, for further information pertaining to this committee, please contact Kathleen Nielsen at 831-759-7301.