Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
|CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL VISION: SECRETARY KAWAMURA AND STATE BOARD PRESIDENT AL MONTNA REMIND THE AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE||
Public listening sessions to continue statewide developing priorities for agricultural policy
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will continue the series of listening sessions that provides a forum for the agriculture industry and public to provide input into the planning of a strategic agricultural vision for California. This vision will be used to guide public policy and investment priorities at the state and national level for the next 20 years. This important planning will affect everyone who produces, ships, processes, markets, eats, drinks or uses California agricultural products.
The Ag Vision will give California agriculture the opportunity to design its future through 2030 - this will not be a document to gather dust, but an action plan to secure the viability of this industry for today and years to come, said Al Montna, President of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture.
Public input is essential for the agricultural vision to fully represent California. This includes perspectives from farmers, ranchers and processors as well as nutrition, conservation and rural development groups. The state board and CDFA have already held listening sessions in Redding and Sacramento and are hosting listening sessions at the following locations starting in July:
San Luis Obispo Listening Session
Tulare Listening Session
Escondido Listening Session
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814