The Almond Board of California announces the 2022 election

By the Almond Board of California

Elections for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors have begun for the 2022-2023 harvest year, with a call for all candidates to submit petitions or candidacies by April 1, 2022.

There are two independent cultivator positions and one independent manipulator position on the ABC Board of Directors, to be decided by a vote, which begins on April 21 and ends on May 26. Alternative places are also open for those places.

To be considered for an independent grower or alternative location, candidates must be a grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent almond growers (as verified by ABC). The independent manager and alternate candidates must declare their intention in writing to ABC.

All petitions and statements must state the position for which the candidate is applying and must be mailed to ABC at 1150 9of St., Suite 1500, Modesto, CA 95354. The deadline for all deposits is April 1st. Potential candidates who want more information can contact Toni Arellano at

“The ABC Board of Directors is such an important and vital part of our industry,” said ABC President and CEO Richard Waycott. “He guides the work of the Almond Board and is the key to overseeing the well-being of the industry and over 7,600 growers and 100 handlers.”

The ABC Board sets policies and recommends budgets in major areas, including marketing, production research, public relations and advertising, nutrition research, statistical reporting, quality control, and food safety.

Involvement provides an opportunity to help shape the future of the almond industry and to help guide ABC in its mission to promote California almonds to the national and international public through marketing efforts, funding and promoting studies on almond health benefits and best – class of agricultural practices and food safety.

ABC encourages women, minorities and people with disabilities to consider applying for a position on the Board, to reflect the diversity of the industry it serves. The Almond Board of California announces the 2022 election

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