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David Mas Masumoto Print E-mail

David Mas Masumoto was elected to the board in September 2002. A third-generation farmer, Masumoto works on an 80-acre organic, family farm in Del Rey (about 20 miles southeast of Fresno), which is known for its raisins and heirloom varieties of peaches and nectarines. Masumoto is a columnist for the Fresno and Sacramento Bees and has earned the Julia Child Cookbook Award in the literary food writing category, the Critics' Choice Award from the San Francisco Review of Books, and a Commonwealth Club of California silver medal. He has written numerous books, including Epitaph for a Peach, Heirlooms, Letters to the Valley, Four Seasons in Five Senses, Harvest Son, Wisdom of the Last Farmer and his latest, The Perfect Peach, Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm. Masumoto currently serves on the National Council on the Arts following his confirmation in late 2012. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow. Masumoto was appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Council for the Humanities in 1994 and served as board Co-Chair from 1998 to 2001. Masumoto also served on the Board of Directors for the Campaign for College Opportunity. He currently serves on the board of the Public Policy Institute of California. Masumoto wrote, designed and curated the exhibition "Country Voices, Three Generations of Family Farmers," which appeared at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree from the University of California, Davis.

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