Sharlene Garcia joins California Farm Bureau staff
» February 6, 2006 «
Experience in public affairs and communications prepared Sharlene Garcia for her new position as assistant director of policy and communication for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Based in the Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Division, Garcia will work with the organization's communications and political-affairs staffs to coordinate strategy on legislation affecting family farmers and ranchers.
"What happens at the state Capitol directly affects what happens on family farms and ranches, and our members recognize the need to be fully engaged," CFBF Administrator George Gomes said. "Sharlene will be a key contributor in helping our members speak out about legislation and regulations."
Garcia will also represent Farm Bureau on matters including Colorado River policy, the California Water Plan and nutrition issues.
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, she served as a policy analyst and special assistant to the state secretary of Food and Agriculture.
A resident of Elk Grove, Garcia grew up in Norco and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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