After growing up on a dairy and working in the nursery business, Andrew Genasci brings firsthand knowledge of family farming to his new role as a regional field representative for the California Farm Bureau Federation. Genasci has joined CFBF as one of five field representatives who serve as liaisons between the statewide organization and the 53 county Farm Bureaus in California.
Genasci, who will be based in Modesto, will serve 12 county Farm Bureaus in the Central California region: Alameda, Calaveras, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne.
“County Farm Bureaus form the backbone of our organization, and Andrew will be a valuable help in coordinating activities among CFBF and county Farm Bureaus in his region,” CFBF President Paul Wenger says.
“As a former county Farm Bureau board member, he understands the needs of our county Farm Bureaus.”
Genasci served on the board of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau while working in his previous position as a sales and special projects consultant for Duarte Nursery of Hughson.
He grew up as a fourth-generation dairy farmer and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he majored in dairy science. After college, he served on the board of the Stanislaus County Holstein Breeders organization. Genasci also worked on his family’s dairy farm in Modesto and served as co-owner and site manager of Two Ace Holsteins in Turlock.
Calif. Farm Bureau contributed information for this article.