The Food and Ag Council serves as the strategic leadership group to the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Board of Directors to identify the organization’s role and responsibilities in advancing job creation and investment in the region’s agricultural industry.

Made up of esteemed industry professionals, the Food and Ag Council:

  • Engages industry leaders to align assets and resources around the region’s position as a food and agtech hub,
  • Provides leadership around food and agtech policies and initiatives that will increase cluster development and
  • Identifies new sources of capital for the market and manages partner relationships with industry investors and innovators.

Officer

Chair

Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Company title - Owner & Chairman of the Board

Company name - Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Councilmembers

Kyle Cobb

Kyle Cobb

Company title - Co-Founder and President

Company name - advanced.farm

Dean Helene Dillard

Dean Helene Dillard

Company title - Dean of the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Company name - UC Davis

Melissa Haworth

Melissa Haworth

Company title - Senior Director of Corporate Engagement

Company name - UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Ken Hiatt

Ken Hiatt

Company title - Assistant City Manager and Director of Community & Economic Development

Company name - City of Woodland

Alberto Landolino

Alberto Landolino

Company title - Open Innovation Scout and R&D Alliance Manager

Company name - Bayer Crop Science

Trish Kelly

Trish Kelly

Company title - Managing Director

Company name - Valley Vision

Pamela G. Marrone

Pamela G. Marrone

Company title - Founder and Director

Company name - Marrone Bio Innovations

Chelsea Minor

Chelsea Minor

Company title - Corporate Director, Consumer & Public Affairs

Company name - Raley’s

Julie I. Morris

Julie I. Morris

Company title - Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Food & Agriculture Industry Immersion

Company name - Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

Frank Muller

Frank Muller

Company title - President

Company name - M Three Ranches

Mike Newell

Mike Newell

Company title - Sales Director

Company name - HP Hood

Diane Parro

Diane Parro

Company title - Director of Community & Business Engagement

Company name - City of Davis

Diane Richards

Diane Richards

Company title - Economic Development Manager

Company name - City of West Sacramento

Don Saylor

Don Saylor

Company title - Supervisor, District 2

Company name - County of Yolo

Harold Schmitz

Harold Schmitz

Company title - Founding Partner

Company name - The March Fund

John Selep

John Selep

Company title - President

Company name - AgStart

Dexter Shurney

Dexter Shurney

Company title - Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President

Company name - Adventist Health

Tom Stallard

Tom Stallard

Company title - Councilmember

Company name - City of Woodland

Alexander Tengolics

Alexander Tengolics

Company title - Legislative & Government Affairs Specialist & EDDT Chair

Company name - County of Yolo

Gabriel Youtsey

Gabriel Youtsey

Company title - Chief Information Officer

Company name - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

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