May 1, 2023
California State Board of Food and Agriculture discusses statewide climate plan

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. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, in Sacramento, California.

Zoom option

The meeting is also available via Zoom.

  • Zoom link
  • The Webinar ID: 881 7430 3335; Passcode: Board2023!
  • Phone Access Passcode: 6805723639
  • Simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available via the Zoom application

Ag Vision for the Next Decade

“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 Karen Ross, secretary for CDFA. “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

  • 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
  • Representatives from CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork, Fairs and Exposition and Farmer Equity Programs

Growing opportunities

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.”

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