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Young, John

John Young 2010
  • Departments:Agriculture
  • Divisions:Agriculture
  • Title:Agricultural Commissioner & Sealer of Weights and Measures
  • Phone:(530) 666-8140 ext. 8148
  • Fax:(530) 662-6094
  • Email:

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights & Measures, John Young, is a Yolo County native, born in Woodland and raised on a ranch outside of the town of Madison. John graduated from Esparto High School and obtained an Associate degree in Accounting from Yuba Community College in Woodland. He started his employment in Yolo County in 1991 following his studies at the California State University, Sacramento where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in management.

After passing 12 state agricultural exams, along with attending numerous management courses and working in various positions within the Yolo County Department of Agriculture, John assumed the position of Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures in September 2009.

A firm believer in local food sourcing and as a strong steward of the agricultural resources of Yolo County, John seeks every opportunity to forward the interests of Yolo County and its diverse communities, while always striving to protect and promote Yolo County’s agriculture for future generations.

Over the years John Young’s dedication and leadership have been recognized in a variety of ways, including as the recipient of the Yolo County Work Ethic award in 2000, Cooperator of the Year award from the Yolo County Resource Conservation District in 2003, Yolo County Department of Agriculture Employee of the Month award in 2005 and Yolo County Team Spirit award in 2008. Most recently, John took the lead in developing the Yolo Certified Organic Program and the Yolo County Scanner Ordinance. He has served as president, vice president and secretary of the Sacramento Valley Deputy Sealers Association.

John married his high school sweetheart at the Gibson Mansion in Woodland in 1991. The Young’s have three boys and make their home in Woodland. An important aspect of his life is exploring national parks, where he and his family enjoy spending their vacations hiking and camping. John also has a year round garden to grow his own produce which he turns into delicious seasonal meals for his family and friends. All extra produce is often donated to community organizations.

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