California Citrus Mutual Annual Meeting, Nov. 7 in Visalia

California Citrus Mutual Annual Meeting, Nov. 7 in Visalia

November 1, 2013

Congressman Valadao

To Keynote Calif. Citrus Mutual Meeting

Central Valley Congressman David Valadao will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the California Citrus Mutual Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 7th at the Visalia Convention Center.

The first-term Congressman is expected to talk about his perspectives on the inner-workings of the U.S. House of Representatives andhow gridlock in Washington, D.C. has unquestionably impacted agriculture policy. 

“We are looking forward to an honest and engaging discussion with David on a number of issues which will undoubtedly include an evaluation of Congress’ performance on Farm Bill legislation and immigration reform,” says California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen.

A Hanford native, Valadao has strong ties to Central Valley agriculture.  His family business now consists of 2 dairies and over 1,000 acres of farmland in Kings and Western Tulare County.


The Congressman was elected in 2012 and represents portions of Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties and serves on the House Appropriations Committee, specifically the Agriculture, Interior, and Legislative Branch Subcommittees. 

California Citrus Mutual is the industry trade association representing over 70 percent of the tree crop tonnage on a voluntary basis.  The event marks the organization’s 36th year serving as the “voice of the citrus grower.”

During the evening, newly elected Board Chairman Kevin Severns will offer his perspective on the organization’s agenda for the coming year and install the 2013-2014 Board of Directors.

California Citrus Mutual will also honor four retiring Directors who have completed 10 years of service to the organization: John Demshki, John Gless, David Tomlinson, and retiring Board Chairman Tom Wollenman.  

Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the evening’s program and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are available by calling the Citrus Mutual office at 559-592-3790.