Barry Bedwell (Class 13) began as president of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation on Aug. 1, 2016, and is the eighth president to serve the organization. As president, Barry is responsible for directing all foundation activities and guiding the leadership program.
Prior to CALF, Barry was president and CEO of the California Fresh Fruit Association for 13 years. He has served in leadership positions for numerous organizations, including United Fresh Produce Association, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Fresno State Bulldog Foundation, Alliance for Food and Farming, Agricultural President’s Council and USDA’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Fruits and Vegetables. He is a well-known public speaker and has worked extensively with diverse groups and government officials. Barry studied at Fresno State, where he earned a degree in business administration.