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Citrus Research Board Names Marcy L. Martin as President

For more information, contact:

Carolina Evangelo

559.738.0246

carolina@citrusresearch.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Citrus Research Board Names Marcy L. Martin as President

VISALIA, CALIF. – September 10, 2019 – Marcy L. Martin was named today as the new president of the Citrus Research Board (CRB). The appointment was announced by CRB Chairman Dan Dreyer, who said that Martin was selected after a nearly year-long national search for the very best candidate to lead the organization.

Martin joins the CRB with more than 25 years of experience with California commodity organizations. She most recently served for 14 years as director of trade for the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA), where she advocated on behalf of the state’s fresh grape, blueberry, pomegranate and deciduous tree fruit production in governmental, legislative and policy issues. Prior to that, she had been controller of the California Apple Commission for ten years.

In 2015, then U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appointed Martin to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. In his announcement, Vilsack said of those who were appointed, “They are an invaluable asset as we work to enact trade agreements and trade policies that deliver the greatest economic benefit for U.S. agriculture and for our nation as a whole.”

“California’s citrus growers, packers and shippers have demonstrated through their keen understanding that an industry must invest in sound research to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving environment, marketplace and consumer,” said Martin. “The Citrus Research Board, industry, staff and research community have stepped up to take on looming challenges, specifically huanglongbing, that have devastated citrus production within other regions, both domestically and globally. This is an area I am passionate about, and I look forward to bringing my experience in the technical and regulatory arena to the team.”

Dreyer said, “The Board is pleased to have Marcy Martin taking the helm of CRB. Her extensive experience with commodity organizations and local, state and federal regulatory agencies will be a key ingredient to the success of CRB projects and priorities. She comes to the CRB with extensive knowledge of fresh tree fruit production and the agricultural use of plant protection products. Our Board members were impressed by her dedication to and passion for agriculture.”

“The California citrus industry is an important economic contributor and an icon of the Golden State,” Martin said. “Citrus is part of our American and Californian agricultural footprint – a commodity we need to preserve and foster. I’m honored to be part of this continuing tradition.”

Martin officially will join the CRB on October 1 and will be based out of the CRB headquarters in Visalia, California. She will take the reins from Interim President Franco Bernardi.

“We cannot thank Franco enough for his dedicated service to the CRB throughout the past year,” said Dreyer. “He did an excellent job in guiding the organization through a challenging period, and the Board has been truly grateful for his leadership.”

About the Citrus Research Board

The CRB administers the California Citrus Research Program, the grower-funded and grower-directed program established in 1968 enabling the State’s citrus producers to sponsor and support needed research. More information about the Citrus Research Board may be found at www.citrusresearch.org.

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BSL-3 Laboratory Press Conference, Ribbon Cutting and Citrus Industry Appreciation Luncheon

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Save the Date – The Lindcove Citrus Gala

Please save the date of October 4, 2019 for The Lindcove Citrus Gala.

The Lindcove Citrus Gala is a special fundraising event for anyone who feels connected to Lindcove, citrus research and the citrus industry and who wants to generously contribute to the Sweetening the Future of Citrus at Lindcove enhancements.

The goal of this event is to raise money to enhance the support that LREC provides to the citrus industry through facility improvements and educational program developments. LREC is an advocate for the industry every step of the way, providing research and information for protection, growth and health of citrus.

The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, guest speakers and more.

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Register Today for 2019 UC Riverside Citrus Day for the Industry

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 the University of California, Riverside and the Citrus Research Board are teaming up once again to provide the 8th Annual Citrus Field Day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. 

 

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Lunch is included with registration.
Registration: $35.00
Please call the CRB Office for more information at (559) 738-0246.

1.5-hours of “Laws and Regs” and 3.5 -hours of “Other” Continuing Education (CE) Units have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for license categories PCA, QAL, QAC and Private Applicator.

For more information on program call: (951) 827-5906
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REGISTER TODAY: Joint Conference of the IOCV XXI and IRCHLB VI Coming to Riverside, CA

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WEBSITE NOW OPEN!

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2018 California Citrus Conference

Registration is now closed.

Limited on-site registration is available.

For additional information

please call the CRB office at (559) 738-0246. 

 


Continuing Education (CE) Units

3-hours of Continuing Education “Other” Units have been
approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

7-hours of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units
have been approved for the following:
Soil & Water Management: 0.5, Integrated Pest Management: 4.5, 
Crop Management: 0.5, Professional Development: 1.5

We look forward to seeing you on October 10 at the 
California Citrus Conference!

 

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