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SACRAMENTO, – California’s State Board of Food and Agriculture will continue its discussion on a future vision for the state’s agricultural industry when it convenes on February 27, 2008 in Sacramento. As the largest agricultural producer and exporter within the United States, California faces many unique challenges and opportunities that will impact the agricultural industry in the years to come. This meeting of the state board will focus on creating an agenda to develop an agricultural vision for the state – engaging the general public and the agricultural industry.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s main auditorium, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento. The meeting will include presentations by agricultural representatives and departmental officials concerning the strategic planning process.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises Governor Schwarzenegger and Secretary Kawamura of findings as they impact agriculture and consumer needs. The board conducts forums that bring together local, state, and federal government officials, agricultural representatives, and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.
All California State Board of Food and Agriculture meetings are open to the media and general public.