Most Viewed Stories
New RCD member appointed
Shannon Douglass of Orland is the newest member of the Glenn County Resource Conservation District board of directors.
She was appointed by the Glenn County Board of Supervisors this month and will serve a four-year term with six other RCD directors.
The Resource Conservation District is a nonprofit organization that assists Glenn County landowners, farm managers and communities with land conservation and fire protection issues.
Douglass is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a bachelor's of science degree in agriculture and master's in agriculture policy.
She, her husband, Kelly, and their son, Heath, live in Orland, where they raise beef cattle, specialty crops and directly market their beef.
Douglass is a past winner of the California Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet, a 2008 graduate of the CFBF Leadership program and is past chair of the California Young Farmers and Ranchers group.
In addition, she is a consultant in agricultural recruiting and works part time at the university as a lecturer along with being active in a variety of other community organizations.
"I am thrilled to have Shannon as our new director," RCD Executive Officer Kandi Manhart said in a statement. "She is already proving to be a huge contributor to many of our projects and programs."
Manhart added Douglass is "boots on the ground when it comes to getting things done ... and with her knowledge of agriculture, natural resources and personal drive, I see the RCD becoming even more strong and productive in years to come."