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Director of Water Resources Danny Merkley, Guest Dignitary Profile

Director of Water Resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation Danny Merkley

Danny Merkley joined the California Farm Bureau Federation as director of water resources in December 2007. He represents Farm Bureau before the state Legislature and regulatory agencies on policy issues related to water development and water quality.

 Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Danny was district director for Congressman Dan Lungren, Republican from Gold River. He previously worked as agricultural liaison with the State Water Resources Control Board, where he specialized in water quality issues and carried farmers’ and ranchers’ concerns to the regional and state water boards. Earlier, he served as agricultural commissioner liaison with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

 Danny grew up and worked on the family farm in Solano and Yolo counties, is a former member of the Solano County Farm Bureau board of directors and is currently a member of the Yolo County Farm Bureau. He has also been active in a number of other agricultural and community organizations and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.