County Ag Commissioner promotes Marianna Santos Gentert to deputy


TULARE – Finding the right fit for the right job is hard in any business, but especially government. But Marilyn Kinoshita was able to place her trust in one of her colleagues, former agricultural & standards inspector IV, Marianna Gentert (pronounced Gen – ert). Kinoshita promoted her to the position of deputy agricultural commissioner, she assumed office Aug. 7.

Gentert grew up in the area on a dairy farm and her father is in the hay business. She attended California State University, Fresno, graduating with her Bachelors of Science degree in Agriculture Economics with a specialty in Agriculture Appraisal in 2006. She has spent 6 years as a Tulare Agriculture Inspector before being promoted.

Gentert will be in charge of one of our department’s most demanding positions as the Deputy in charge of Pesticide Use Enforcement. “Marianna already knows many of our growers and pest control businesses and has several years of experience dealing with ever-changing regulations,” Kinoshita said. “We congratulate Marianna and are confident that she will continue to serve our industry and the public with dedication.”

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