Emily Rooney is the President of Agricultural Council of California. Founded in 1919, Ag Council is a member-support organization advocating for 15,000 farmers across California, ranging from small, farmer-owned businesses to the world’s best-known brands. Ag Council works tirelessly to keep its members productive and competitive, so that agriculture can remain California’s number-one industry and members can continue to produce the highest quality food for the entire world. Emily joined Ag Council in September 2008.
Emily has been involved in public policy for twenty years, including time spent at CaliforniaFarm BureauFederationand working for two Members of Congress in Washington, DC.
Emily’s family owns a livestock operation in San Joaquin County. She also serves on the Board for the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, statewide FFA Foundation Board and the Executive Council for National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Emily is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and she and her husband, Pat, have one son.