The California Wheat Commission is comprised of nine wheat producers, two handlers, two at-large members, and one public member -- each with alternates. Producer and handler members are elected, whereas at-large and public members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. A qualified producer member or alternate is defined as any person who is engaged within this state in the business of producing wheat for market during any of the preceding three marketing seasons, and who resides or conducts farming operations in the district in which the election is to be held. Handler members are elected by their fellow handlers. Each Commissioner-at-Large member is a person with knowledge, expertise, and interest in wheat production, handling, or research, or has other attributes that are deemed by the secretary to be of value to the purpose of the commission. The public member, often from a food or processing company, cannot have any personal financial interest in wheat. Involvement in the California Wheat Commission enables board members to set policies and programs that promote the state's wheat industry. Commission officers also take an active role in national wheat organizations and wheat policy making bodies.

Would you like to be part of our Board?

Several of our Districts have openings for both, Commissioner and Alternate positions. Involvement in the California Wheat Commission enables California producers to set the priorities for how growers’ assessment dollars are spent and to be active in national wheat organizations. For more information, please contact the Commission’s office or your local Commission member.

DISTRICT 1: Del-Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity                       

John Walker - Chairman    

Vacant (ALT)


DISTRICT 2: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, Yuba                              

Bill Cruickshank- Vice Chairman

Larry Hunn (ALT)


DISTRICT 3: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sacramento, Solano  


Vacant (ALT)                            


DISTRICT 4: Alameda, Alpine, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne                                

Dennis Pelucca

Vacant (ALT)


DISTRICT 5: Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Ventura  

Nathanael Siemens

Vacant (ALT)


DISTRICT 6: Fresno                                

Scott Schmidt

Kevin Ruble (ALT)


DISTRICT 7: Inyo, Kings, Tulare                                       

Mike Carlisle

Jordan Parsons (ALT)


DISTRICT 8: Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino 

Jim Parsons

Kirk Elholm (ALT)


DISTRICT 9: Imperial, Orange, San Diego                                

Ron Rubin  

Roy Motter (ALT)

HANDLER 1:                                

Mark Mezger 

Jason Dinubilo (ALT)


HANDLER 2:     

Michael Edgar 

Vacant (ALT) 


AT LARGE 1:                                

Nan Kohler

Damon Sidles (ALT)  


Lee Jackson

Steve Windh