Blue Diamond Almond Facts January-February 2023


2023 Blue Diamond Leadership Program Kickoff! The Blue Diamond Growers Leadership Program kick off was a great success! 28 students were welcomed to Sacramento on January 12‒13 to learn more about Blue Diamond and what it means to be a cooperative. The group heard from Emily Rooney and Tricia Geringer from Ag Council, Matt Roman from Niemela Pappas and Associates, Assemblymember Heath Flora, Assemblymember Dr. Bains, and Undersecretary Christine Birdsong of the California Department of Food & Agriculture. The class enjoyed a special meet and greet with the Blue Diamond CEO Emeritus, Mark Jansen, along with the board of directors. The students participated in tours of the Almond Innovation Center and Sacramento plant, which included a deep dive into various parts of the business. They also learned about production economics, California water, and corporate sustainability. The group will meet again in June to continue their education of Blue Diamond and the almond industry.



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