California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross appointed Jeff Dlott, chief executive officer of SureHarvest, Soquel, Calif., to the Cannella Environmental Farming Art Science Panel.

The panel was established more than a decade ago.

The Cannella Environmental Farming Act requires the CDFA to establish and oversee an environmental farming program that provides incentives to farmers who promote environmental well-being. The CDFA is also required to assist in compiling scientific evidence.