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Phone: (916) ***-****  HQ Phone
Visit California
555 Capitol Mall Suite 1100
Sacramento, California 95814
United States

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Employment History

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Education

  • BS , microbiology
    Oregon State University
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Yosemite Farm Credit - Ag Credit Loans and Banking Services
www.yosemitefarmcredit.com, 19 June 2014 [cached]
John Fiscalini
Chairman of the Board, John and his wife, Heather live on the Fiscalini dairy farm in northwest Modesto where they milk 1600 registered Holsteins, and farm 530 acres of forages for the dairy. John is the owner and operator of Fiscalini Cheese Company in Modesto. John is a member of the California Ag Leadership, and also a Board Member for Dairy Management Inc., and the National Dairy Board. John graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in microbiology. He was elected to the Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Board in 2004.
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media.visitcalifornia.com, 16 May 2014 [cached]
owner John Fiscalini, Central Valley, Modesto, Fiscalini Cheese
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owner John Fiscalini, Central Valley, Modesto, Fiscalini Cheese Wine & Dining
John Fiscalini named “Dairyman of the Year†by World Dairy Expo
www.westernuniteddairymen.com, 19 Oct 2012 [cached]
John Fiscalini named "Dairyman of the Year" by World Dairy Expo
World Dairy Expo has honored John Fiscalini of Modesto as Dairyman of the Year for his innovative farm business plan and industry leadership. Fiscalini, a member of Western United Dairyman, has been described as a masterful innovator and business planner. His progressive mindset prompted him to become an advocate for modern dairy and farming practices. John Fiscalini An early adapter of the farmstead cheese movement, in 2000, his Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company has become a model for others aspiring to initiate a successful new market opportunity by creating high quality cheese products utilizing their herd's milk.
John's cheese company has won numerous awards including gold medals at the American Cheese Society, California state Fair and World Cheese Award competitions. In 2007, a Fiscalini produced cheese was awarded the World's Best Extra Mature Cheddar at the World Cheese Awards in London, UK. IN 2011, the same cheese repeated with a Super Gold Medal.
Fiscalini grew up on the family dairy in Modest. Since taking over the management of Fiscalini Farms, John has grown the herd from 400 registered Holsteins to 1500 cows, adding some registered Jerseys and Brown Swiss. The herd average is 27,200 pounds of milk, 1020 pounds of butterfat and 830 pounds of protein, with low somatic cell counts. Fiscalini Farms was the first dairy in the nation to be certified through Validus Services, Inc. for animal welfare, food safety and environmental well-being. They have partnered with ABS on their young sire and genomics programs, and conducted on-farm research with University of California-Davis, Zinpro, Monsanto, and the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission.
John and his son, Brian operate 460 acres which they triple-crop utilizing a combination of conventional, reduced till and no-till cropping practices. A methane digester on the farm transforms manure into renewable electricity and also produces hot water to sanitize the milking parlor and cheese plant. The digester produces enough electricity for the dairy, the cheese plant and 250 area homes. They dry the solids and use them for bedding.
John has serves currently on the Dairy Management, Inc. board and the National Dairy Research and Promotion Board. His is Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Yosemite Farm Credit. John was chair of the Johnes Advisory Board in California, and director of local, state and national DHIA organizations. John has been featured as a speaker at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin annual business conference and the American Cheese Society Conference.
WUD Headline News
www.westernuniteddairymen.com, 28 April 2010 [cached]
Modesto dairyman pushes forward on digester rules - - John Fiscalini said it was a newspaper article a few years back that sparked his interest in methane digesters. The article told of coming air and water rules for California's San Joaquin Valley that would soon result in digesters being required at the region's dairies. As the state grapples slowly with an effort to standardize its permitting formula for digesters, Fiscalini is helping to advance the process. The experience has produced a tenacity, he said -- a drive to achieve victory over a process that has created rules sometimes in conflict with one another. June 10, 2010 Capital Press
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At Fiscalini, which is known for its cheese, owner John Fiscalini talked about the system that extracts methane from manure and burns it to produce electricity for the Modesto Irrigation District.
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Next stop was Fiscalini Farms in Modesto where WUD member and cheesemaker John Fiscalini provided an up-close look at his 1,500 cow operation that provides manure for a methane digester operation that has seen significant regulatory challenges placed in its path.
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Fiscalini talked about those obstacles in this video interview provided by the Central Valley Business Times.
CALIFORNIA DAIRY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
www.cdrf.org, 17 May 2006 [cached]
For dairyman and cheesemaker John Fiscalini - who serves as co-chair of the Johne's Advisory Group and has completed all three phases of the program - it is a win-only proposition. In taking steps for Johne's Disease mitigation and management, he also is helping to reduce other diseases that are transmitted via the oral-fecal route that affect herd health, and in the long run, the bottom line.
"It makes good overall sense to participate in this program because it provides for positive on-farm practices that benefit far beyond Johne's control and prevention," said Fiscalini.
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