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Vince Furtado


          Vince has over 35 years of agricultural experience, including over 15 years dedicated specifically to the environmental services industry. In this role, Vince has helped ensure that members of the dairy and livestock industries fulfill their regulatory compliance obligations. Vince’s connection to agriculture began with his upbringing on his family dairy and farming operation where he is a 3rd generation farmer. Vince’s professional career began in the year 2000 when he was hired by Western United Dairymen as a field representative serving Stanislaus, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties. During this time, he helped members of the dairy industry manage a changing environmental climate. Vince gained further agricultural experience in the environmental services industry when he began working as a Project Manager for the Source Group Inc. in 2008, where he was assigned the task of preparing Nutrient and Waste Management Plans for his clients in the Central Valley. 

          Beyond Vince’s applied experience in the agriculture industry, he has also acquired an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Dairy Science as well as an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Ag Business from Modesto Junior College. In addition to this, Vince is a certified Technical Service Provider (TSP) through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Furthermore, Vince is a graduate of the California Dairy Leaders program. Through this program, Vince gained a comprehensive understanding of issues affecting the dairy industry, and engaged in advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry through meeting with various political leaders and federal and state agencies.

Project Experience:

  • Serves over 100 dairy and livestock operations in Stanislaus county, San Joaquin county, Sacramento county, and Solano county.

  • Assembles and submits grant funding applications for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) to the California Department of Food and Agriculture

  • Prepares Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) in accordance with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

  • Obtains Authority to Construct permits through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

  • Acquires building permits and Conditional Use Permits for the purpose of expansion in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, and Solano counties

  • Assists with dairy mergers and dairy closures through the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • Compiles and organizes records of crop production, irrigation applications, nutrient applications, and nutrient exports in order to prepare Annual Reports for the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CDQAP)

  • Assists dairy clients in preparing for California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) inspections and certifications


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