CA Food & Agric Code Section 54081

The articles of incorporation of the association shall show that the signers of the articles of incorporation are engaged in the production of products, and that they propose to incorporate an association pursuant to this chapter, and shall state all of the following:


The name of the association.


The purposes for which it is formed.


The county where the principal office for the transaction of business of the association is to be located.


The number of directors of the association, which shall not be less than three, and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as first directors. If it is desired that the first directors shall serve for terms of different length, the term for which each person so named shall serve shall also be stated.


If organized without shares of stock, whether the voting power and the property rights and interest of each member are equal or unequal. If voting power and property rights and interest of each member are unequal, the general rule or rules which are applicable to all members by which the voting power and the property rights and interests, respectively, of each member may be and are determined and fixed shall also be stated.


If organized with shares of stock, the number of shares which may be issued and if the shares are to have a par value, the par value of each share, and the aggregate par value of all shares. If the shares are to be without par value it shall be so stated. If the shares of stock are to be classified, a description of the classes of shares and a statement of the number of shares of each kind or class and the nature and extent of the preferences, rights, privileges, and restrictions which are granted to or imposed upon the holders of the respective classes of stock. Except as to the matters and things so stated, no distinction shall exist between the classes of stock or the holders of them. One class of stock shall always be known as common stock and voting power may be restricted to holders of common stock.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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