photos on top L-R: Michelle Reimers w/TID & Jason Phillips w/Friant Water Authority
photos on bottom L-R: Tom McCarthy w/Kern County Water Agency & David Guy w/NCWA

Ag Council’s upcoming 105th Annual Meeting will feature a panel of water experts who will delve into crucial water issues affecting the agricultural community.The Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gather, exchange insights, and gain valuable perspectives on critical issues facing the agricultural sector. This year, Annual Meeting is being held March 11-13 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad.The water panel is sure to be a highlight during Ag Council’s general session on March 12 where panelists will cover water supply, storage, reliability, sustainability, and other water issues impacting Ag Council’s members.PANELISTSJason Phillips, CEO, Friant Water AuthorityJason brings extensive experience overseeing all activities on behalf of member agencies, with a background that includes project management and addressing drainage issues on the San Joaquin Valley’s west side.Michelle Reimers, general manager, Turlock Irrigation District (TID)Michelle led TID through the district’s third driest three-year period and through the single wettest year on record, focusing on innovative solutions. She serves on the following boards: California for the Environment and Economy (CFEE) and the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA).David Guy, president, Northern California Water Association (NCWA)David is a driving force in fostering regional sustainability for farms, cities, wildlife refuges, and recreation in the Sacramento Valley. He collaborates with various stakeholders, government bodies, and water suppliers at both state and federal levels to further NCWA’s mission sand showcase the unique attributes of the Sacramento Valley.Tom McCarthy, general manager, Kern County Water AgencyTom is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Agency, which is the local contracting entity for the State Water Project. The Agency works to preserve and enhance Kern County’s water supply and participates in multiple water management activities, such as water quality, flood control, and groundwater operations. Prior to joining the Agency in 2020, Tom was the General Manager and chief engineer of Mojave Water Agency.Join us at the Annual Meeting as these leaders share valuable insights into the challenges, opportunities, and future direction of water policy. Attendees can expect an in-depth discussion on the current state of water resources in California and implications for the agricultural sector.Annual Meeting RegistrationPlease click HERE for further details and to register for the 105th Annual Meeting.