Carl Hoff has been with BUCRA for over 21 years. He has served as President for 18 of those years. Prior to his employment at BUCRA, he was the Director of Finance at a Rice Growers Association of California, a CPA for the Big Four accounting firm of KPMG in Sacramento, and has also worked in a consulting practice in Chico. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Chico State University.
Fred Freitas has been with BUCRA for 16 years. He has managed the Supply Division since 2016. He has both a PCA and a CCA license and has over 25 years in the fertilizer and chemical business. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business from Chico State University.
Vice President - Drier and Seed Division
Steve Birdsong has been with BUCRA for over 21 years. He has served as Vice President and manager of the Drier and Seed Division for 18 of those years. Prior to his employment with BUCRA, he was the mill manager at Comet Rice in Maxwell, CA. He has over 30 years experience in the rice drying and milling industry in California.