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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #23-067
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Plan Takes Aim on Building Opportunity for California and Climate Action


SACRAMENTO, April 28, 2023 – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss opportunities for collaboration and action related to the recently released statewide plan - Ag Vision for the Next Decade. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814. 
The meeting is also available via Zoom at:

Webinar ID: 881 7430 3335
Passcode: Board2023!
(Phone Access Passcode: 6805723639)
(Simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available via the Zoom application)
“Ag Vision is a plan for every Californian, from those who care about the land and landscape and making it better for the future, to those who work with or live around farming communities," said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. "It’s a plan for those curious about their food and health and those who care about climate action to foster more climate smart, resilient and restorative food systems. While the plan is intended to guide the actions of CDFA, we can’t do it alone. To bring Ag Vision to life we need private and public entities, community leaders and diverse stakeholders to come together to advance the vision through collaboration, partnerships and action."
Invited speakers include: Jennifer Norris, California Natural Resources Agency; Glenda Humiston, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources; Patricia Stock, California State University, Chico; Cherie Watte, CA GROWN; Stacia Levenfeld, California Association of Food Banks; Erika Lovejoy, Sustainable Conservation and representatives from CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork, Fairs and Exposition, and Farmer Equity Programs.  

Ag Vision centers on growing opportunity – for farmers and ranchers, farmworkers, individuals and communities – and demonstrating leadership on climate action. The plan – which will guide areas of focus for CDFA and serve as a catalyst for action with farmers and ranchers, and other California agencies and partners – is being hailed as not just a plan for agriculture, but a plan to benefit every Californian.
“The priorities within Ag Vision support a vibrant future for California farmers, ranchers, farmworkers and communities,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “California agriculture is unique in its diversity, productivity and ongoing commitment to sustainability. This plan provides a roadmap to further shared goals on climate action and build opportunities within the nation’s largest agricultural state.”  
To learn more about Ag Vision, please visit

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The Board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials; agricultural representatives; and citizens to discuss current issues and concerns to California agriculture.
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