Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties.

Ryan Soden, of Woodland, has been appointed to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board of Directors. Soden has been a Grower Field Representative for Crain of California since 2012. He was an Orchard Farm Manager for the Colusa Indian Community Council from 2008 to 2012. Soden was a Sales Representative and Engineer for Alsco Geyer Irrigation from 2003 to 2008. He is a member of the Yolo County 4-H. Soden earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from California State University, Chico. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Soden is a Republican.