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Welcome Paul Betancourt November 23, 2022

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Hello everyone. We here at WaterWrights.net are proud to introduce to you our newest opinion editorial writer, Paul Betancourt. In our opinion Paul is a type of agrarian renaissance man. He brings just the right amount of intellect and empathy and weaves them into a wisdom learned from both books and working the land. We look forward to reprinting and publishing his work.

Paul is a semi-retired farmer. For 38 years he was managing Partner of VF Farms, his family farming operation based in Kerman, CA.  Recent crops grown on include cotton, Pima cotton, almonds, tomatoes, barley, sugar beets, cantaloupes, and wheat. Currently he teaches political science part time at Fresno State.Conterra

Paul has also written a monthly column on agriculture and urban issues for the Fresno Business Journal.  Paul’s community involvement includes: Kerman Unified School Board; Fresno County Farm Bureau (President, 2000-2002); Kerman Covenant Church; Kerman Community Food Bank (Co-Founder); Valley Clean Air Now Board ; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District-Community Advisory Committee; National Cotton Council delegate; Fresno County Trustees Association; California School Board Association; and Central Valley Regional Water Board (2005-2008).

Paul received a BA in Religious Studies from Westmont College, a second major in Agricultural Business from Fresno State University. He also earned an MA in International Relations at Fresno State University. This past Spring he earned an MDiv from North Park Theological Seminary.Technoflo

He is also a graduate of the California Agriculture Leadership Program (Class XXV). His book on the Swiss Model of Confederation was published in 2010. His book, Ten Reasons; Finding Balance on Environmental Issues, was published in 2012. His other books include This Week on the Farm: Stories about a boy, his dog and his truck, and a book on local history, Images of America: Kerman.

In addition to farming, Paul teaches political science at Fresno State and Fresno City College. In the past he taught business ethics, US Constitution, critical thinking, personal finance and world religions at the University of Phoenix in Fresno.

He lives on the farm with his wife Sheryl. Their daughter, Heidi, teaches school in Sanger. Their son, Jonathan, served five and a half years in the US Army. Paul enjoys reading, photography, travel and cooking. As a traveler he has visited twenty five countries and long rides on his motorcycle through the American West.

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