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.
WHO: CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura
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.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814