SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Board of Director’s Conference Call ~ Rolan
Executive Director RFP: business arm/deal with legislature – broad picture
Washington D.C. trip was well received. Need to sustain presence. Tim
Cansler is a good investment.
Spring Conference Issues, Agenda Items ~ Group
Webinar Training Report ~ Niswander
Group discussion – it’s a learning process, some problems with telephones,
headphones, microphone, etc.
CDFA Licensing Proposal ~ Group
Group discussion: need tribal (historical) knowledge, minimum requirements,
both licenses, legislative change to CCR sections 108 and 105
--CDFA proposal: all ag, no w&m
--current system is unacceptable to many CAOs and BoS – need to change
--need to expand the pool of candidates
--Licensing and hiring are two separate issues and shouldn’t be lumped
--Deputy: written exam only/eliminate the oral
--CAC: maintain oral, no written exam
Colony Strength Procedures Update ~ Caseri
Gary will meet with Rick Gurrola (North) and Mark Black (Sac Valley) to sign
off on procedures. Rick has some concerns about the guidelines: brood
inspection in alfalfa, substandard frames, and cursory standards.
FSA Issues/Conference Representative ~ Robinson
Group discussion of the current drought situation in California and the
rangeland disaster assistance programs.
--Need uniformity; an annual survey only if necessary. California FSA is
looking at setting the time period for obtaining assessments between mid-