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CRC 2022 Grower Elections Complete

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Congratulations to the following newly elected members and alternates to the CRC Board of Directors. 

District 2Sid LaGrande – Alternate
District 3John Cecil – Member
David Perry – Alternate
District 4Tom Butler – Member
Jon Munger – Member
Michael Bosworth – Member
Philip Hughes – Alternate
District 5Sean Doherty – Member
Greg Van Dyke – Member
Mike DeWit – Member 
Robyn Rominger – Alternate
Elise Nelson – Alternate 

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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.