Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner: Cathy Fisher

Cathy Fisher has served as the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner, Director of Weights & Measures for two terms. She began in the industry in 1988 as an agricultural biologist trainee with Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture.  She was promoted to Deputy Agricultural Commissioner in 1998 and appointed by the Contra Costa County Board […]

Sacramento County Ag Commissioner: Juli Jensen

Juli Jensen: Jensen was appointed Commissioner in 2011, replacing retired Commissioner Frank Carl. Previously, she served as Agricultural Commissioner for El Dorado and Alpine counties, and has a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner in Sacramento County. A Maryland native who was raised mostly in Texas, she began her career in government/agriculture as a seasonal insect trapper in San Joaquin County in 1978, […]

Placer County Ag Commissioner: Justin Huntsinger

Joshua Huntsinger: Huntsinger was born in Newhall, Los Angeles County. He moved to Grass Valley, Nevada County, with his family in 1980. He was homeschooled but, through a family connection, also lined up work at an organic peach orchard, helping foster his future interest in agriculture. He attended Sierra College in Rocklin, where he earned associate’s degrees in general […]

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, […]

Los Angeles County Ag Commissioner: Kurt Floren

Kurt Floren was appointed County Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures in January 2005. Raised in Glendale, he majored in biology at California State University, Northridge, and began working for Los Angeles County in 1981 as a pest detection trapper in the Mediterranean fruit fly detection program. That was at the height of the “Fruit Fly Wars,” Floren […]

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 […]

Tehama County Ag. Commissioner: Rick Gurrola

Rick Gurrola has served as the Tehama County Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights & Measures, and Director of Animal Services since 2004. He began his career in the industry over thirty years ago with the Tehama Department of Agriculture, after attending California State University, Chico and obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Business […]

Madera County Ag Commissioner: Stevie McNeill

Stephanie “Stevie” McNeill. McNeill is a native of Tulare County with a strong agricultural background. Her grandparents raised oranges in Lindsay. Her father was a crop duster in Huron, and her step-father was a pest control advisor in Kings County.  McNeill graduated from Hanford High School. She went on to attend College of the Sequoias and Cal Poly San […]

Shasta County Ag Commissioner: Paul Kjos

Kjos was appointed commissioner in June 2014, having served as deputy commissioner under Mary Pfeiffer. He joined the commissioner’s office as an investigator in 1988. Previously, he worked in Glenn County. Growing up mostly in Merced, he attended Humboldt State University, where he graduated in 1983 with a degree in rangeland management. “I went to school to reclaim coal […]

Humboldt County Ag Commissioner: Jeff Dolf

Jeff Dolf also serves as commissioner for Trinity and Del Norte counties. Dolf was born and raised in Humboldt County. His family immigrated to the county in the 1800s, so he feels deeply connected to the area. “I feel very fortunate to do this job in this place that I call home and where my family has been […]