California Ag Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 on the west steps of the State Capitol. Join CDFA and our partners, California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, for this outdoor, springtime event complete with tractors, livestock, flowers, delicious samples, educational materials, cowboy hats, charros, and more.
This year’s theme is “California Agriculture: Breaking New Ground.” Soils are the foundation of California’s agricultural abundance, so this year’s Ag Day event will feature information about our farmers’ and ranchers’ efforts to preserve, restore and protect the health of this most basic and most important resource. This theme also reflects the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils “to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.”
Ag Day goes on rain or shine, and California’s soil is thirsty – so if it rains, the farmers and ranchers will smile and call it a beautiful day.