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International Agri-Center welcomes new Communications Director.

Published on: Jul 30, 2008

The International Agri-Center, Tulare, staff and volunteers have welcomed Steven Knudsen as the new Communications Director for the organization. In his position Knudsen, will manage the communications of the World Ag Expo, California Antique Farm Show and the Heritage Complex as well as communicate the importance of Agriculture to consumers worldwide.

"The International Agri-Center was fortunate to find someone of Steven's caliber and passion for agriculture," says Jerry Sinift, General Manager. "His experience and areas of expertise will work well with the already exceptional staff here at the Agri-Center."

Steven Knudsen named new International Agri-Center Communications Director.

Knudsen graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2005 with his Undergraduate in Food Science and in 2006 with his Masters of Science in Agriculture Marketing and Communications.

Growing-up in the small agrarian town of Tomales, located in Northern Marin County, life on the family ranch was everything he needed to develop a passion for production agriculture.

Formally employed with the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau as the Outreach Coordinator and Legislative assistant, Knudsen is an active member of the agriculture community.

At the Farm Bureau, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Coast Grown non-profit origination and was instrumental in developing the Central Coast Grown Web site, a free marketing tool for farmers who sell their foods locally. He also served on the San Luis Obispo High School Agriculture Advisory Committee and San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council.

Knudsen served as Advisor for the San Luis Obispo County Young Farmers & Ranchers committee when they were awarded Outstanding Committee of the Year honors from the California Farm Bureau Federation in 2007.

The 41st anniversary of the World Ag Expo is scheduled for February 10 - 12, 2009. More is at www.farmshow.org.