Third generation farmer
Lifelong Sutter County resident and third generation farmer, Bert Manuel, will run for Sutter County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Current District 3 Supervisor, Larry Munger, has stated he will not rerun for the seat next year.
Manuel farms rice and walnuts near the Sutter Buttes. He is currently Chairman of the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Rice Commission. He is a Committee Member of the USA Rice Federation, and a Past Director of the US Rice Council.
“Farming is the backbone of Sutter County’s economy,” said Manuel. “During this recent recession, we truly saw how everything else can go away, but farming remains our base. We need elected leaders who understand agriculture and the huge impact it can have on growing our economy.”
"Running a successful farming operation, I deal with budgets, HR, marketing, contract negotiations, and dozens of government permitting offices" said Manuel. "My motto is ‘homegrown, and can’t be owned.’ I want to use my experience to help Sutter County thrive."
Manuel is a Life Member of the California Waterfowl Association and the National Sporting Clays Association, and a Life Benefactor for the National Rifle Association. He is a member of the California Farm Bureau and the Amateur Trapshooters Association.
He attended Live Oak High School and Yuba College, and is a graduate of the USA Rice Foundation Leadership Class.
Bert and Dani Manuel have been married for 22 years. They have two children, Olivia and Dino. The family is very involved with the Sutter High Trap Team. Bert served as the Head Sporting Clays Coach for Sutter High School and is the State Sporting Clays Coordinator for the California Youth Shooting Sports Association.