News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462 or
Release #09-017
WHAT: Ag Day 2009 will showcase California agriculture in a variety of ways – from a demonstration of people-powered smoothies, on a bicycle, to the “Beagle Brigade,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program to detect potentially harmful pests and diseases on imported agricultural products.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation For Agriculture In The Classroom, is creating this event to remind the agricultural industry, state legislators and the public that “California Agriculture Is Raised With Care,” the theme of Ag Day 2009.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (open to public at 11:30 a.m.)

WHO: CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura
California Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg
California Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth
California Women For Agriculture President Diana Westmoreland Pedrozo
California Foundation For Agriculture In The Classroom Executive Director Judy Culbertson
Miss Rodeo America

WHERE: California State Capitol, west steps

WHY: This festive event is designed to give California’s agriculture community a day of recognition and appreciation by bringing together state legislators, government leaders and the public.      


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