Bernard Olsen - President
Paso Robles resident Bernard Olsen is a fifth-generation California farmer and a third-generation agriculturalist in SLO County. He was appointed to serve on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors in November 2004. While living in Southern California, Bernard, served for eight years on the San Diego County Farm Bureau Board of Directors as an agriculture technology representative. He and his family raise sheep and farm hay.
Carlos Castaneda - Vice-President
Carlos Castaneda owns and operates Castaneda & Sons, Inc. and Mission Labor, Inc. and employs farm workers for maintenance and harvest in vegetable, nursery, vineyard and tree crop industries. Carlos is a member of the Ag Leadership Class 36 and has been a member of Farm Bureau since 2006.
Dan Sutton - Corporate Secretary
Dan serves as the General Manager for Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness with a concentration in Farm and Ranch Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Dan is a member of Class 40 of the California Ag Leadership program. In addition, he also performs various community service activities including coaching youth and high school baseball and serving as a volunteer firefighter for San Luis Obispo County.
Anna Negranti - Treasurer
The Negranti family runs a small cow calf operation in Cayucos. Anna Negranti is a San Luis Obispo County native and a 1980 Cal Poly Ag Business graduate. Anna is former president of the San Luis Obispo County CattleWomen, the 2000 CattleWoman of the Year and a former Grand Jury Member. She has been a member of the SLO County Agriculture Education Committee since its inception. Anna and her husband Jon have two sons, Nick and Wade, who are also continuing in the family business.
Richard Gonzales - Past-President
Richard attended Cal Poly SLO and graduated in Crop Science in 1981. After graduation Richard started his own equipment repair business beginning with one semi-truck hauling gravel, grain and grapes in Paso Robles. His business eventually grew to become Roadrunner Construction in 1987. Richard now owns and operates the business while farming dry land walnuts, and raising a small herd of cows. The Gonzales family has been a SLO County Farm Bureau member since 2000.