FCFB recognizes FAACT Class XIV graduates Posted on June 6, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Fresno, Calif., (June 6, 2017) – Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) hosted today the final session for the Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned about Tomorrow (FAACT) Class XIV. Participants included: Nathan Alonzo, Fresno Chamber of Commerce Christina Beckstead, Madera County Farm Bureau Gary Chahil, U.S. House of Representatives – Office of Jim Costa Brandon Chamberlain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Trent Diedrich, DDT Farming Services, Inc. Justin Holland, Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP Jeff Jantzen, Sorensen Harvesting, LLC Matt Lindsey, Lindsey Farms Jodi Raley, California Cotton Ginners & Growers Association and Western Agricultural Processors Association Jeffrey Simonian, Simonian Fruit Company Esmeralda Soria, Fresno City Council, District 1 Arley Terrence, Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Mary Willis, California State University, Fresno Muyi Zhou, Fresno Council of Governments The FAACT leadership development program provides community leaders with a comprehensive education highlighting specific issue areas in agriculture. Both agricultural and non-agricultural, community-minded individuals are encouraged to apply. The eight session topics this past year included: Fresno County Agriculture Introduction: Celebrating diversity through the past, present and future Cultivating Minds and Ideas: Agricultural education, research and the consumer Agricultural Regulation: The good, the bad and the putting you out of business Politics and Agriculture: Governments’ roles in the growing of our food Water: CVP and Delta Labor, Food Safety, Trade & Marketing Water: The Kings River System Class wrap-up FCFB is currently accepting applications to be part of the 2017-2018 FAACT Class XV. Beginning on October 2, class participants will meet once-a-month for a day-long seminar to discuss current issues in food and fiber production. Tuition for the program is $550 for Farm Bureau members and $650 for non-members, which will include a FCFB membership for one year. The deadline to apply is July 21. Applications are available here. Questions may be directed to FCFB at 559-237-0263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.