Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Val Dolcini was selected to serve as the Administrator for the Farm Service Agency in September 2014. He previously served as state executive director of the California Farm Service Agency, a position he was appointed to in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and again in 2009 by President Barack Obama. Dolcini also served as the acting Farm Service Agency Administrator in 2011.
As state executive director, Dolcini was responsible for overseeing 30 county offices responsible and for administering farm programs and policies in one of the nation's largest agricultural states.
Dolcini has many years of public and private leadership experience. Prior to accepting the state executive director position, he managed government relations activities for Accenture LLC, a global consulting firm. In that position, he strategized with business teams about relationship development and consulted on a wide range of political matters.
He previously served in a senior staff position for the California governor and lieutenant governor as well as members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
A fifth-generation Californian and a native of Davis, Calif., Dolcini has served on numerous non-profit boards and commissions in his community.
Dolcini received his bachelor’s degree in history from San Francisco State University and a juris doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law.