At the California Grape & Tree Fruit League’s annual meeting, the trade group elected David Jackson, president of Reedley, Calif.-based Family Tree Farms, as chairman of its board.

Harold McClarty, president of HMC Farms, Kingsburg, Calif., was elected first vice chairman.

The Fresno-based league had its 78th annual meeting March 23-25 in Ojai, Calif.

Longtime industry supporter George Soares, managing partner of Sacramento-based law firm Kahn Soares & Conway LLP, was honored with the league’s Mentor’s Award.

A two-hour industry workshop addressed issues of water and immigration.

League officers serve for one year.