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State Board of Food and Agriculture to meet on March 26, 2008 in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, March 25, 2008 – From backyard fruit trees to supermarket shelves, California’s $31.4 billion agricultural industry touches the lives of individuals worldwide on a daily basis. In the years to come, how this industry adapts and innovates will be vital to its continued success. In planning for this future, the State Board of Food and Agriculture will bring together the public and the agricultural industry to create an “Ag Vision” for California at this month’s board meeting and will begin to determine the format for the agricultural vision and when public input meetings will occur.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 the governor and secretary of food and agriculture 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.