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CRC Board Elections Complete

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We welcome the following members and alternates to the Board of Directors for the upcoming 2019/20 term. Thank you to all who ran for the open positions. Please note one alternate position in District 4 is pending contact with a write–in candidate. 

District 1
Member: Alex Struckmeyer

District 3
Member: David Perry, Lisa Heusckel;
Alternate: John Cecil, Tom Kno

District 4
Members: Tom Butler, Mike Bosworth, Keith Davis; 
Alternates: Jon Munger, Michael Ziegenmeyer, (pending) 

District 5
Members: Sean Doherty, Mike DeWit, Greg Van Dyke

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Lorenzo Pope

Lorenzo Pope

Longtime industry leader Lorenzo Pope passed on March 25, 2024. Dr. Pope was known as a plant breeder and executive at Rice Researchers. He served for decades on the California Rice Commission Board of Directors and many of its committees, including the Rice Promotion Board. In 2015, the California Rice Research Board presented Dr. Pope with the California Rice Industry Award. Ever an educator to others and always willing to take a phone call, lend a hand or attend any rice meeting, Lorenzo will be remembered as a giant in our industry.

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