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“Creating Healthy Choices” with art contest and school gardens
WHAT: The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in collaboration with California Women in Agriculture (CWA) will host Ag Day 2006. The event will showcase the artistic talents of California’s school children, grades 1 thru 8. Schools throughout the state will participate in an art show that honors California’s agriculture products. The spotlight will also shine on statewide school garden programs that are created to promote healthy choices in nutrition and wellness. Western Growers Association will have on display a sample of the ideal school garden. This year’s theme, “Creating Healthy Choices,” promotes good nutrition and wellness, especially among school age children.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, rain or shine.
WHO: CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura
CWA President Mary Ann Graff
USDA Deputy Director Patrick Atagi
Senator Jeffrey Denham, (R) Merced, Chair of the Senate Agriculture
Assembly Member Barbara Matthews, (D) Tracy, Chair of the
Assembly Ag Committee
Assembly Member Doug LaMalfa, (R) Richvale
Master of Ceremonies Dave Bender of KOVR-13 television
Musical guest The California Cowboys
WHERE: California State Capitol, West Side
WHY: This festive three-hour event is designed to give California’s agriculture community a day of recognition and appreciation by bringing together state legislators, government officials and the public.