Matt Southam was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Matt represents the Maxwell, Delevan, Princeton area in our territory. Matt and his family reside in Durham. Matt graduated from Princeton High School. He attended California State University, Chico, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business. Matt’s farming operation consists of walnuts and rice. Matt owns and manages Southam Orchards LLC, a walnut farming operation, and is a Partner in Southam Joint Venture, Southam Walnut Huller & Dryer (which he also manages), Omega Walnut, and McCowan & Southam. Matt is a Director of the Central Valley Rice Cooperative, Omega Walnut, and Maxwell Irrigation District (Vice Chairman).