Board of Directors

Jeff Marchini - Director (Division 1)

Director Jeff Marchini is the Chief Executive Officer of J. Marchini Farms. Mr. Marchini’s involvement with agriculture began at an early age, working for his father and uncle in the farming business on weekends and in summers. He began working full time in the family business in 1985 after attending Fresno State and studying Ag Business. Mr. Marchini is a past president of the Merced County Farm Bureau, as well as having served on the Board of Directors for Le Grand Union High School and the Minturn Nut Company. He was elected to the MID Board in November 2014 and his current term expires in 2018.

Contact: Ph: (559) 665-2944 E: jeff@jmarchinifarms.com

 

Scott Koehn- Vice President (Division 2)

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Management from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, Mr. Koehn has held various sales and leadership roles for both large multinational Agribusiness interests as well as local production agriculture operations.  He is currently the Western Regional Sales Manager for QualiTech Corporation, a global manufacturer of plant nutrition, animal nutrition, and food ingredient products.  He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of McSwain Union Elementary School District.   Mr. Koehn is the owner and operator of K bar K Cattle Co., a club calf producing cow calf operation.  He was elected to the MID Board in 2012 and his term expires in 2017.

Contact: Ph: (209) 631-1536 E: k2swk@yahoo.com

Dave Long - President (Division 3)

President Long is the owner of Hilltop Ranch, Inc., an almond huller-sheller, with almond processing plants he constructed and has operated for 30 years. On the Almond Board of CA he served as: Director, Administration & Finance Chairman and Reserve Chairman. He is a member of the Farm Bureau, Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce and the Merced County Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he serves on the County of Merced Workforce Investment Board and was first elected Director of the Eastside Water District in 1996. He holds an active Class A Engineering License issued by the State of California. Mr. Long was elected to the MID Board in 2009 and re-elected in 2014. President Long's term expires in 2018.

Contact: Ph: (209) 442-4700 or E: dave@hilltopranch.com

Kevin Gonzalves - Director (Division 4)

Mr. Gonzalves is a lifelong resident and Almond Grower in Winton. He graduated from Merced High School, attended Merced Junior College and then graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business. He has experience working as a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner at the County level, and was also an Environmental Scientist for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Gonzalves was elected to the Merced Irrigation District Board in 2012 and his current term expires in 2017.

Contact: Ph: (209) 358-2488 E:kgonzalves@mercedid.org

 Billy Pimentel - Director (Division 5)

Mr. Pimentel was born and raised in Atwater and has been farming in Atwater since 1956. Mr. Pimentel is also proud to have served his country in the United States Army for two years. Mr. Pimentel, a former Merced Irrigation District  Board President, was re-elected to the Merced Irrigation District Board in 2012 and his current term expires in 2017.

Contact: (209) 761-4664

 

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