Monthly Archives: March 2017

California and Australia – a continuing partnership

Our visit to Australia was another step in furthering California’s commitment on climate smart agriculture. The trip not only allowed us the opportunity to meet with government officials and academia, but also to see on-farm adaptations related to water management … Continue reading

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CDFA Career Fair scheduled for April 7

With an estimated 40 percent of all California state employees eligible to retire in the next five years, and nearly 50 percent here at CDFA, the agency recognizes a substantial need to recruit new employees and will hold its second … Continue reading

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Video – A look back at Ag Day

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Wines and climate adaptation – Climate Smart Agriculture Mission to Australia

New South Wales: Our trip to Australia included a trip near the village of of Yenda, for a tour with the irrigation, energy and wastewater management team for Casella Family Brands, the owners of Yellow Tail and Peter Lehmann wines, … Continue reading

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A sweet farewell – Climate Smart Agriculture Mission to Australia

New South Wales: One of our last stops in Australia was so fun – Ferrero Rocher, the world’s third largest confectionary!! Claudio Cavallini, general manager of the company’s Australian agriculture program, welcomed us to the 2,000-hectare property -a former cattle ranch … Continue reading

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Citrus Down Under – Climate Smart Agriculture Mission to Australia

New South Wales: Australian farmers grow some of the same specialty crops as we do in California, including citrus. Frank Mercuri, chairman of Pacific Fresh, hosted us for a tour of as citrus packing house and an orchard. Pacific Fresh is … Continue reading

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Impressions of a vast, dry continent – Climate Smart Agriculture Mission to Australia

New South Wales: On this day we left Canberra at 7am and traveled south and west to what is known as “irrigation country.” The scenery reminds me of a drive from Sacramento to Ione (Amador County). Our stops included a … Continue reading

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Photo highlights from #CalAgDay 2017

  Special thanks to Bob Laliberte and Robbie Chessey for their help with the photography this year.

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Ag Day underway

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Ag Day today – rain or shine!

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