The Lassen County Board of Supervisors reappointed Craig Hemphill as the Lassen County Agricultural Commissioner/ Sealer of Weights and Measures Tuesday.
Hemphill was appointed to the position in September 2016, and the board unanimously reappointed him for another four-year term during the Sept. 29 board meeting. Supervisor Jeff Hemphill recused himself from the agenda item.
“Craig, I think you’ve been doing a good job … we’re very blessed to have you on our team. Thank you for that,” said Supervisor Aaron Albaugh, adding it was a tough job.
About Craig Hemphill
Hemphill was raised in Lassen County on a family-owned ranch, graduating Lassen High School in 1985, and obtaining an associates degree in mechanized agriculture from Butte Junior College and moved on to receive a bachelors degree is agronomy from California State University, Chico, according to a 2016 article from the Lassen County Times.
He has held various positions, obtaining a pest control advisors license, working as a field man, working for an international seed company, running a rock crushers for a Nevada gold mine, and as seasonal help for a county mosquito abatement district before heading to the Lassen County Agriculture Department.
“My diverse background has served me well working for the county Agriculture Department,” he said in 2016. “As a fourth generation rancher in Lassen County, I am very familiar with the issues that face our local agriculture producers.”