News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
steve.lyle@cdfa.ca.gov
‘GOLDEN STATE ON YOUR PLATE’ - CALIFORNIA AG DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL ON MARCH 16
CDFA
Release #16-011
Attendees are invited to post photos with #CalAgDay


WHAT:  On Wednesday, March 16, The California Department of Food and Agriculture will partner with the California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to host the state’s annual celebration of agriculture, California Ag Day at the Capitol.


Honoring our farmers and ranchers and all they provide, the theme of Ag Day 2016 is “Golden State On Your Plate.” Legislators, staffers and the public will have the opportunity to shake a farmer's hand and advance our shared understanding of the importance of our food supply. In addition to approximately 40 agricultural booths and exhibits, Buttercup the electronic cow, a favorite of children, will return to the Capitol for robotic milking demonstrations.


WHEN: 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ~ Legislators and staff tour booths
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  ~ Open to the public


WHO:
Karen Ross, CDFA Secretary
Judy Culbertson, Executive Director of California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Jeanette Lombardo, President of California Women For Agriculture


WHERE: 

California State Capitol grounds, west steps


WHY: 

Ag Day is an annual event to recognize California’s agricultural community by showcasing the many crops and commodities that are produced in our state. It is also a day for farmers and ranchers to show their appreciation by bringing together state legislators, government leaders and the public for agricultural education and healthy treats.



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