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William Bourdeau

Farming Industry Advisor

I am a fifth-generation Central Valley native, born and raised in Coalinga, California. I have been around farming my entire life and currently work for Harris Farms overseeing 15,000 acres of diversified crops including 1 ,000 acres of pistachios. I received my bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno and an NBA from the
University of Nevada, Reno. I also had the immense honor of serving in the Marine Corps, and am proud to be a U.S. veteran. I found that I have a great aptitude for numbers and decided to become a certified accountant. I enjoy this career immensely and even taught accounting at the local junior college, passing on my real world experiences to the next generation. In my career in the fanning industry, I have become involved in many local organizations. I currently am the Vice Chair of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water
Authority, Chair of the California Water Alliance, Chair of the Business Federation of the San Joaquin Valley, Chair of San Joaquin Sun, and a Board member of the Fresno State Ag Foundation. I would like to be considered for the APG Board of Directors to continue educating individuals on the importance of the agricultural industry, especially pistachios.

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William Bourdeau