Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Jenny Lester Moffitt was appointed Deputy Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture by Governor Brown in January 2015. Prior to joining CDFA, Jenny spent 10 years as Managing Director at her family’s organic walnut farm and processing operation, Dixon Ridge Farms. A proud 5th generation California farmer, Jenny oversaw the company’s day-to-day operations, including sales and marketing, food safety and organic certification.
While working at the farm, Jenny served as a board member for CCOF and on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee, the Food Safety Committee of the Walnut Marketing Board. Jenny was appointed by Governor Brown in January 2012 to serve on the Central Valley Regional Water Board. Jenny is a graduate of Brown University.