Tom Tucker has been appointed to the position of Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Marilyn Kinoshita announced today.
Tucker, who will assume his new position immediately, has served as Interim Assistant Agricultural Commissioner for the past seven months.
“In a relatively short time, Tom has proven himself to be extremely capable,” Kinoshita said. “Tulare County will benefit from his attention to detail as we remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the individuals, businesses and agricultural community of Tulare County. We congratulate Tom and are confident that he will serve our Ag industry and the public with dedication and the highest level of professional competency.”
Tucker graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Agricultural Sciences. Prior to working for Tulare County, Tucker was a full-time farmer on his ranch just north of Dinuba, where he still farms a small block of citrus and alfalfa on the weekends.
During his career with Tulare County, Tucker served as an Ag & Standards Inspector in the Weights and Measures Division for four years. Working in this position, he was able to make contact with a variety of industries and individuals as he enforced the laws and regulations of California. He has worked with cattleman and stockyards, large and small farmers, retail stores and directly with consumers.
Tucker is well-versed with Tulare County’s farming community having been born in Visalia and raised in the Dinuba/ Reedley area.