Meet the Board of Directors

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer

Broc Zoller, The Pear Doctor

Broc Zoller

Broc Zoller, elected to the Lake County Commission Board of Directors in 2012, is focusing his work as a director in helping the Commission continue its promotional activities and grower assistance.

“I hope to support the successful efforts made by others in furthering recognition of our unique and beautiful growing region and the quality grapes and wine produced,” he said.

A Lake County farmer since 1981, Zoller is a producer of sauvignon blanc winegrapes and walnuts. He also owns a pear orchard. As president of The Pear Doctor, Inc., his Kelseyville-based business, he has worked as an independent agricultural advisor to pear and winegrape growers in Lake County since 1972.

Zoller’s ties to Lake County are strong. He has served on several Lake County committees and boards. They include the Lake County Genetic Engineered Crop Committee, and his current committee work includes the Ely Stage Stop Committee, the Kelseyville Pear Pavilion Committee and the Winegrape Commission. He is a member of the Lake County Farm Bureau.

Zoller also currently serves Lake County statewide on the California Pear Advisory Board Research Committee, which reviews and selects current research proposals for industry funding. In addition, he is serving California nationally on the Tree Fruit Technical Action Committee, which formulates technical responses on international trade and phytosanitary issues, and is part of the Organic Tree Fruit Industry Working Group, which provides scientific input on organic production issues.

Zoller is a University of California, Davis, graduate, having received a bachelor’s degree in plant pathology in 1966 and his doctorate in plant pathology in 1972. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 articles and abstracted papers reporting results of pear pest and disease management research projects in California, and he has provided consultations in Australia, China and Chile on production and trade issues.

The U.S. Army veteran resides in Kelseyville with his wife of 41 years, Sharron. The two have three children, Molly, Zachary and Analiese, who attended Kelseyville schools.

Broc Zoller may be contacted by email at peardoc@pacific.net.

A complete list of the Commission’s Board of Directors and contact information is available on the Commission website at www.lakecountywinegrape.org. The web site also is an excellent source of information about the many events and programs presented

Meetings

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    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ Video Conference
    Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, June 25, 2024
    LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
    LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 25, 2024
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management 7:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    In-the-Vineyard Tailgate Session for Spanish -Speaking Vineyard Workers LEARN HOW TO… Assess, restore, and maintain soil health Implement sustainable farming practices Develop irrigation management plans Event Details Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:30 a.m. – 11:30[...]
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays 4:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    You are invited to attend the Grower Conversation series hosted by Lake County Winegrowers. This series aims to connect growers, buyers, and industry experts to discuss the climate of today’s market. Each conversation will feature[...]
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