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Almond Achievement Awards

The Almond Board of California honors two industry or allied industry members annually

Almond Achievement Award

Beginning in 2011, the goal of the Almond Achievement Award is to recognize an industry member who has added value through long-term service for the betterment of the California almond industry. ​Award recipients are individuals with long-standing and direct involvement, who ​demonstrate lasting impact on, and commitment to, the California almond industry.​

George Goshgarian, Sr. received the 2021 Almond Achievement Award at The Almond Conference in December.

George Goshgarian, Sr. received the 2021 Almond Achievement Award at The Almond Conference in December.

(Left to right - Brian Wahlbrink, Swati Kalgaonkar, George Goshgarian Sr., Karen Lapsley, Richard Waycott)

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Almond Technical Achievement Award

Beginning in 2021, the goal of the Almond Technical Achievement Award is to recognize an industry or allied industry member who has contributed a significant technical advancement for the betterment of the California almond industry through research, innovation or facilitated adoption of practices. Award recipients have contributed significant research, facilitated an innovative practice, or assisted in the adoption of a practice for the betterment of the industry. 

Ken Stevenson was awarded the 2021 Almond Technical Achievement Award at The Almond Conference 2021.

Ken Stevenson was awarded the 2021 Almond Technical Achievement Award at The Almond Conference 2021

(Left to right - Ken Stevenson, Tim Birmingham, Karen Lapsley, Brian Wahlbrink, Richard Waycott)

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Past Winners

Almond Achievement Award Winners

  • 2021 – George Goshgarian, Sr. - Goshgarian Enterprises
  • 2020 – Jim Paiva – Riverwest Processing
  • 2019 – Rob Kiss – Bayer Crop Science
  • 2018 – John Thoming – Blue Diamond Growers
  • 2017 – Tony Campos – Campos Brothers
  • 2016 – Dave Phippen – Travaille and Phippen
  • 2015 – Jim Jasper – Stewart and Jasper
  • 2014 – Dave Baker – Blue Diamond Growers
  • 2013 – Martin Pohl – Hughson Nut
  • 2012 – Joe Macllvaine – Paramount
  • 2011 – Ned Ryan – RPAC

Almond Technical Achievement Award Winners

  • 2021 – Ken Stevenson