More than 100 almond industry members volunteer on board-appointed committees, subcommittees and working groups to help guide the California Almond industry’s broad-based promotional and research investments.
Growers, handlers, huller/shellers and any allied industry members along the supply chain or affiliated with the almond industry are encouraged to participate in shaping future direction and program focus.
Basic duties involve attending several meetings a year, “live” or by conference call.
The top three reasons to participate include:
- Influence the strategic direction of the Almond Board, and by extension the success of the California Almond industry
- Opportunity to “give back” by sharing expertise and experience
- Grow as a leader in the industry you love
Committee membership is established annually in August. Chair and vice-chair positions are appointed/reappointed by the Almond Board Chairman. Board of Directors members and alternates may not serve as chair or vice-chair of committees, subcommittees or working groups, with the exception of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Visit Almonds.com/Committees to learn more about each committee, subcommittee and working group, and the relevant skillsets and attributes of each. Applications may be submitted year-round with positions seated in August, or as positions become open.
Pathways to Committee Membership
- Attend committee, subcommittee and working group meetings
- Share your interest with the chair or vice-chair
- Participate in the Almond Leadership Program
- Serve as a non-voting “Leadership Member” on a committee following graduation
- Complete a Statement of Interest at almonds.com/Committees
More Ways to Participate
Almond Leadership Program
Almond Board of California offers a one-year leadership training program that inspires and prepares almond community members to join a network of leaders who meet the challenges of a changing industry.
Share your story about growing and processing almonds through social media, orchard/processing tours, media interviews and speaking opportunites.
- Visit Almonds.com/AlmondAmbassadors
California Almond Sustainability Program
Participation in the California Almond Sustainability Program is about continuous improvement, using self assessment modules to help growers assess their individual practices and providing tools to help meet California regulatory requirements. Ultimately, participation contributes to the reputation of California Almonds by demonstrating the sustainability of the California Almond industry to stakeholders — buyers, regulators and consumers.
- Visit Almonds.com/CASP
To learn more or get involved, email email@example.com.