The California Association of Winegrape Growers has appointed Natalie Collins as interim president and the California Table Grape Commission promoted Alyson Dias to the new position of chief marketing officer.
The Department of Agriculture has tapped Ellen Luger as the next minister counselor of agriculture in Rome for the Foreign Agricultural Service and Erica Chabot is the new majority staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee,
Dairy Management Inc. has hired Lori Captain as executive vice president of global sustainability strategy, science and industry affairs and Summit Carbon Solutions has selected Lee Blank as its new chief executive officer.
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Kayla Ungar as the special adviser for climate, water, and drought at the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Audrey Denney now serves as the vice president of business development for ag and rural at Pathion Holdings.
Autumn Price moves to a new role and American Farmland Trust has hired Bonnie Michelle McGill as the senior climate and soil health scientist and Rachel Seman-Varner as the senior soil health and biochar scientist.