CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (CDFA) CA CITRUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING (CCAC) Visalia, CA Meeting Minutes December 18, 2008
Members Robert LoBue David Hines David Roberts Ken Chipchase James Sherwood Etienne Rabe Kevin Severns John Eliot
CDFA Representatives Rick Jensen Amadou Ba Steve Patton Andrew Valero Thea Lee
Interested Parties Scotti Walker, Fresno County Myron Kimmel, Kern County Nancy Holland, Kern County Marilyn Kinoshita, Tulare County Bob Blakely, CCM
ITEM 1: ROLL CALL
Mr. Robert LoBue called the meeting to order at 10:07. Roll was called and a quorum was not established. Several members arrived late and once seated a quorum was established.
ITEM 2: APPROVAL OF APRIL 15 AND SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 MEETING MINUTES
MOTION: Mr. LoBue moved to approve the April 15, 2008 minutes as submitted. It was moved and seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. LoBue commented that there was a mistake on the September 25, 2008 meeting minutes, page 4, Item 6 New Business, first paragraph. Mr. LoBue stated he did not make the statement regarding Brim A, but that Mr. Bob Blakely had made the statement and requested the correction be made. Dr. Etienne Rabe noted that there was a mistake in Item 6, last paragraph; should read, “Mr. Bob Blakely reported back that Mr. Joel Nelson, and Mr. David Roberts met with USDA…..”.
MOTION: Mr. LoBue moved to approve the September 25, 2008 minutes with the changes described. It was moved and seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
ITEM 3: COMMITTEE VACANCIES AND TERMS
Dr. Amadou Ba stated he has received completed applications from members of the committee who were re-appointed, Mr. LoBue, Mr. Brett Kirkpatrick, and Mr. Ron Matik. The Committee now has three (3) open vacancies for which applications have been received, and are now being reviewed and processed. Dr. Ba indicated that he had not received Mr. Ken Chipchase paperwork because it had been sent to an incorrect