Ag Council’s Hosts 103rd Annual Meeting

Ag Council’s 103rd Annual Meeting held in March 2022 featured insights by state leaders on critical issues, including water policy and the supply chain.

The meeting held in Napa showcased presentations by the following speakers:

Karla Nemeth

Director of the California Department of Water Resources

Christine Birdsong

Undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture

Danny Wan

Executive director for the Port of Oakland

Bill Dodd (D-Napa)

State Senator

“Ag Council continues to be at the forefront because our membership is as active as it is,” said Jeannine Campos Grech, chair of Ag Council during her remarks. “Farmers are optimistic, but also realists. There is strength in numbers, but it is our level of engagement that is critical and that’s where Ag Council is vital.”

Between the informative sessions on public policy issues, as well as the golf tournament, reception, and dinner, Ag Council members enjoyed reconnecting once again at the Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to California Cultivator Award Recipient Jon Marthedal

Ag Council celebrated Jon Marthedal as the 2022 California Cultivator Award recipient during a presentation at the 103rd Annual Meeting.

Jon and his sons Eric and Evan operate Marthedal Farms in Fresno producing raisins, table grapes, wine grapes, blueberries, and almonds.

President and CEO Harry Overly of Sun-Maid Growers of California said, “I have worked with Jon in several capacities and his continued generosity of time, experience, open mindedness, and kindness have been, without question, a tremendous influence and asset to Sun-Maid and to the whole of California agriculture.”

Ag Council President Emily Rooney said, “Jon’s devotion to the agricultural community, and his dedication to serving in multiple leadership roles to solve issues facing the industry, truly embodies the meaning of the Cultivator Award.”

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Title Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Allied Grape Growers

Belmont Nurseries

Blue Diamond Growers

Dairy Farmers of America

The Gualco Group, Inc.

Gardiner & Company

North Valley Ag Services


USI Insurance

Zenith Agribusiness Solutions

General Sponsors