Meeting on July 9 in Sacramento
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address the status of local fairs at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, July 9th in Sacramento. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
“California’s fairs are an integral part of this state’s agricultural heritage,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “From the annual exhibitions to year-round community based activities – fairs continue to help educate and entertain. They remain an important and productive part of our local communities.”
In 2011, funding for California’s fairs was eliminated as part of the state’s budgetary savings. This $32 million reduction in funding repositioned how fairs operate.
California’s fair network consists of 80 fair organizations, including District Agricultural Associations, citrus fruit fairs, other local fairs, and the California State Fair. This meeting provides an opportunity for stakeholders to provide an update on California’s fairs and discuss the changes and initiatives that are occurring at the local level.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814