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February 14, 2012
KINGS COUNTY FARMER PAUL STANFIELD IS NAMED TO SUCCEED RETIRING BRENT GRAHAM ON KRCD BOARD
Fresno, CA - Kings County farmer Paul Stanfield has been appointed to the Kings River Conservation District Board of Directors. Stanfield was appointed to represent KRCD's Division 5, which includes much of northern Kings County. Stanfield succeeds Brent Graham who retired from the KRCD Board at the end of 2011. Stanfield was appointed on February 14 at the regularly scheduled KRCD Board of Directors meeting.
Stanfield has expressed his priorities as a KRCD board member are to preserve and maintain a balanced groundwater supply for growers, provide support for efficient water conservation practices by farmers, and maintain efficient flood protections along the Kings River.
Stanfield is currently the President of Summerfield Farms, a walnut and pecan operation in Kings County. Prior to starting Summerfield Farms, Stanfield was the Ranch Manager for Joseph B. Summers. Stanfield is also a Director on the California Pecan Growers Board.
The Kings River Conservation District is a public agency that has effectively served agricultural, business, and community residents within 1.2 million acres in portions of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties since 1951. KRCD is a resource management agency in power, environmental resources and water management including flood control, on-farm water management, water quality efforts and groundwater management.
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