Orange County Ag. Commissioner: Jeff Croy

Born and raised in Whittier, Calif., he attended Humboldt State University, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton College, Santiago College, Santa Ana College, Pepperdine University and New Jersey State University and holds degrees in biology, math and natural science.  He began his career in 1989 with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as a Pest Detection Program trapper. Later that year, he joined the Orange County Department of Agriculture as a full-time trapper. In 1991, he returned to CDFA as an Inspector II and worked in the Mediterranean fruit fly sterile release program supervising crews releasing flies from trucks.  He joined the Orange County Department of Agriculture as a weights and measures inspector in 1991. He served as an Agricultural/Weights-and-Measures Inspector I, II, III, and a Program Supervisor and Administrative Manager I (Deputy Commissioner/Sealer). He was appointed as the Orange County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures on April 12, 2016.  To this day, he still remembers fruit flies getting in his ears and mouth: “No, they do not taste like chicken.”