Dalton Rasmussen took over the reins this January as President/CEO of Squab Producers of California (SPOC). Squab Producers of California is a Modesto, CA-based co-op that is the nation’s largest processor of this kind of poultry, and a long-time member of California Poultry Federation. Bob Shipley, former President/CEO, has retired after 32 years as president of Squab Producers of California. Rasmussen comes to the organization with a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, poultry industry education and a background in squab production. He served as a member of the SPOC board of directors for several years, further enhancing his knowledge of the organization. He has many years experience as a production manager for Supherb Farms in Turlock, CA, a grower and processor of fresh frozen culinary herbs, specialty vegetables, and other products for the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. In that role, he organized and administered the day- to-day activities including regulatory, plant safety, employee development, food safety issues, and more, while making positive improvements in production processes. The California Poultry Federation looks forward to working with Dalton on helping to maintain and improve the outstanding poultry products produced in California. CPF Chairman Richie King plans to appoint Rasmussen to the board at the March meeting in Fresno.