Meet the Directors
Welcome to our newest directors!
Tyler graduated from Fresno State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Following graduation he managed a dairy and then worked for six years in agriculture-related sales management. He is currently a realtor with Petersen & Company Agricultural Real Estate based in Lodi. His focus is on agricultural properties including vineyards, orchards and dairies. Tyler has served on the California Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee and the California Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He is a board member on the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau and the California FFA Foundation.
Ron graduated from Fresno State in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in Plant Science and is a fourth generation California farmer. He is the son of Ag One endowment namesakes Carl and Barbara Fanucchi. He owns and operates Ron Fanucchi Farming Company. Specializing in pistachios, the company manages, advises and provides custom farm services on over 15,000 acres in Kern, Tulare and Fresno Counties. Ron currently serves on the Ag One Kern County Alumni and Friends Luncheon committee. His sons are third generation Fresno State graduates.
Roger graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He is president/CEO of the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association as well as Western Agricultural Processors Association. He is the chairman of the Citizens Advisory Group of Industry, president of the Ag Energy Consumers Association and the Agricultural President's Council. Roger is also a member of the Air and waste Management Association, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Association.
Demetrio graduated from Fresno State in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business and is a third generation farmer in the Central Valley. He began farming table grapes and wine grapes following his college career. In 2006, Demetrio purchased Papagni Winery and Packing House in Madera. He currently grows, ships, markets and produces high quality award-winning wines, house packing grapes and fruit concentrates.
Lorna graduated from Fresno State in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business and is in the fifth generation to carry on her family's farm - Schultz Ranch. Lorna manages accounting. legal, chemical, and safety operations. She is involved in several organizations including the Farm Bureau, California Women for Agriculture, Riverdale Community Foundation, Oak Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial, Horizon Nut Co., the Ag Boosters BBQ committee and Common Threads Awards committee.
OfficersPresident - Ken Ramos, Wells Fargo
Vice President - Bill Purewall, PureFresh Sales
Treasurer - Annie Stuhr, Central Valley Community Bank
Secretary - Jim Razor, J. G. Boswell
Past President - Donald Parreira, Ultra Gro Plant Food
DirectorsAaron Attebery, Green Leaf Farms
Todd Ayerza, Campos Brothers Farms
Tyler Blagg, Peterson & Company Agricultural Real Estate
Nick Blom, Blom's Ranch, Inc.
Gary Brunsvik, Bolen Fransen Sawyers, LLP
Brandon Chamberlain, Bank of the West
Daniel Errotabere, Errotabere Ranches
Ron Fanucchi, Ron Fanucchi Farming Company
Scott Foth, Simplot
Roger Isom, CCGGA and WAPA
Stanley Kjar, Jr., Pearson Realty
John O'Rourke, RJO Produce
Demetrio Papagni, Papagni Winery and Packing House
Pat V. Ricchiuti, P-R Farms
Lorna Roush, Schultz Ranch
Ronald Samuel, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Steve Spate, Steve Spate Farms
Mai Zoua Vang, Valley Small Business Development Corp.