California Farm Bureau District 8 Director
District 8 Director for
Monterey, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo Counties
Steve Arnold is a resident of Pozo, California, where his family has ranched and farmed for nearly one hundred years. The Pozo valley is located eighteen miles east of Santa Margarita in northern San Luis Obispo County.
Steve and his wife Debbie have been married for almost thirty-seven years. They have two married children, Joey Arnold and Michelle Pascoe, and three granddaughters. The family presently grows wine grapes, dry farms hay, and runs a commercial cow/calf herd. Besides the farming operation, the family produces Pozo Valley wines, and Steve and Joey operate an agricultural fencing construction business. Debbie is currently serving in her first term on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
Steve graduated from Atascadero High School, attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a 1991 graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. He served on the Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2008, and during that time served on the San Luis Obispo County ROP Board for Vocational Education. Steve currently serves as a member of the Public Lands Committee for the California Farm Bureau Federation. Steve is a member of the Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association, the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, and was named San Luis Obispo County Agriculturist of the Year in 1999. He is a member of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), and a member of Rancheros Visitadores. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the California Mid-State Fair.
Steve considers it a tremendous honor to serve Monterey County Farm Bureau as our District Director on the Board of Directors of the California Farm Bureau Federation.