San Joaquin Farm Bureau names Blodgett as manager
» June 1, 2005 «
A respected agricultural advocate has been appointed as the new executive manager of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation. Bruce Blodgett will assume his duties on June 20.
Blodgett currently serves as director of natural resources, public lands and livestock policy for the California Farm Bureau Federation in Sacramento, a position he has held since 1993. Prior to that, he worked at the San Joaquin Farm Bureau as director of natural resources programs.
"We're thrilled to have Bruce return 'home,'" San Joaquin Farm Bureau President Mike Robinson said. "He brings a unique background and knowledge about the issues our farmers and ranchers face and about the programs and services that Farm Bureau provides."
In his work for the California Farm Bureau, Blodgett has focused on issues such as wetlands and endangered-species policies, public lands management and country-of-origin food labeling.
"Bruce has inspired our gratitude and respect as a tireless advocate for California's family farmers and ranchers," California Farm Bureau President Bill Pauli said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Bruce. We're glad he remains a part of the Farm Bureau family, using the knowledge and experience he's gained in 14 years of Farm Bureau service."
Blodgett grew up on a diversified, family-owned ranch in Sloughhouse, east of Sacramento. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural business from California State University, Fresno, and is also an alumnus of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Founded in 1914, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches. It serves nearly 6,000 member families in the nation's sixth-largest farming county.
Contact: Mike Robinson
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
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