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CRC Board Election Results

CRC Board Election Results

The following growers have been elected to the CRC Board for terms beginning in 2021/22. Congratulations to all.

District 1

Josh Sheppard – Member

Perter Rystrom – Alternate

Joe Borrayo – Alternate

District 2

Leo LaGrande – Member

Mike Kuppenbender – Alternate

Sid LaGrande – Alternate

District 3

Lisa Heuschkel – Member

District 4

Michael Rue – Member

Alec Magenheimer

No seats were open in District 5. 

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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.