Riverside County Ag. Commissioner: Ruben Arroyo

Ruben Arroyo. Arroyo was born in Lindsay, Tulare County. His first ag job, other than picking fruit with his family, was working at a tomato packing shed as the “automatic dumper” heaving tomato lugs onto a conveyor belt, he said. Later, he worked in citrus groves spraying and pulling irrigation hoses. After graduating from Lindsay High, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno.  He got a seasonal summer job with Fresno County writing citations for cantaloupe thieves.  Arroyo joined the Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in 1993. Three years later, he moved to Kings County, where he worked 10 years as deputy agricultural commissioner. He served nine years in Kern County as the agricultural commissioner/sealer and, in March 2017, was appointed as the agricultural commissioner/sealer for Riverside County.