Since the Central California Almond Growers Association started 50 years ago it has maintained its steadfast principles of serving the grower members. When the organization formed in 1963 they processed 800,000 pounds of almonds. Now they are processing more than 104 million pounds on an annual basis.
Chairmen of the Central California Almond Growers Association from left: current Chairman Denis Prosperi, past chairman Don McKinney of Madera and past chairman Chuck Nichols of Hanford.
Almond hulls generate good financial returns for the Central California Almond Growers Association. President Michael Kelley works to develop additional markets for almond hulls.
CCAGA board Chairman Denis Prosperi announces a near-record payout of returns to co-op members.
Old friends greet each other at the CCAGA annual – from left: Al Sebasto, Mariani Nut Company, Clovis, and former CCAGA Manager Bob Hines.