By Western Agricultural Processors Affiliation

A journey started on October 10th, 2019 that lasted for greater than 27 months, and eventually got here to a conclusion for the Affiliation’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Priscilla Rodriguez, on February 5, 2022.

This journey coated a span of greater than 27 months, and included conferences that coated greater than 125 days, not together with journey and examine time. It included journeys to Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC, in addition to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Rodriguez was considered one of 24 members of the historic Class 50 of the California Agricultural Management Basis program who accomplished their program the place it started at California State College – Fresno on February 5th.

Disrupted by the Covid Pandemic, however not deterred, Class 50 weathered the storm to finish their program this previous month. Rodriguez had the distinct honor addressing the graduation for Class 50 by giving the opening speech. In her feedback, she started by stating “We began this program as strangers, shortly turned mates and finally household. The bonds and friendships created by means of this system will proceed on for years to return. We might all have totally different tales, however one factor is true for all of us. This program made an enduring impression by means of the books we learn, individuals we met and the unforgettable experiences we lived.” She ended her opening remarks by encouraging her classmates “As we transfer ahead in our lives, I problem us to proceed to be open minded, inquisitive, empathetic, passionate, resilient, and grateful, and depart your impression in your households, communities, ag business, and the world.”

Really phrases to dwell by, not only for her colleagues, however for all of us.

Affiliation President/CEO Roger Isom remarked after the occasion, “Priscilla was made for the CALF program and the CALF program was made for her. The Affiliation is extremely happy with her for this accomplishment and her speech is indicative of her development, and simply the kind of chief she has began to grow to be.  The Affiliation and the agricultural business are fortunate to have her.”

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