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Video — Eggs, dairy and regenerative farming

Through regenerative farming practices, Alexandre Family Farm achieves sustainable water conservation goals in its production of eggs and dairy products. Located in Northern California’s Humboldt and Del Norte counties, the farm also focuses on healthy soils.

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Celebrating California Agriculture: Ag Day 2022 photo gallery

California’s annual celebration of agriculture returned to the west steps of the State Capitol today, bringing together farmers, ranchers and agricultural enthusiasts of all kinds to spread the word. Thanks to everyone who came out to share the bounty of … Continue reading

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CDFA partners with community colleges to launch export training program

CDFA is partnering with the State Center Community College District and the Fresno Center for International Trade Development to launch an export training program for California food and agriculture companies. This training program, focusing on new-to-export agricultural businesses, will help … Continue reading

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CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grantee Highlights

In continued celebration of October as National Farm to School Month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) spotlights several of the 60 farm to school projects that received funding through the CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program … Continue reading

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Video: California Strawberry Farmer Uriel Hernandez

Our California Strawberry Commission is doing some beautiful work introducing some of its farmers through videos, like this one on Uriel Hernandez and his journey coming from a hard-working family of 11 kids, his experience with FFA, and earning an … Continue reading

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Ag Leadership Program alums reunite at World Ag Expo to celebrate 50th class

CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt joined farmers, ranchers and leaders from throughout California’s agricultural community this morning at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, coming together as alumni of the famed California Agricultural Leadership Foundation program known simply as “Ag … Continue reading

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CDFA Supports National Farm to School Month

When a child briefly holds a cherry tomato before biting down to enjoy its sweet taste, does the student wonder about the tomato’s origin? Who grew it? Is this a healthy treat for me to eat? The California Department of … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins groundbreaking for Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross participated yesterday in a groundbreaking event for the Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school at Leatatta Floyd Elementary School in Sacramento. Food Literacy works with school districts to inspire children to eat their vegetables while also … Continue reading

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Sacramento Farm Day puts kids in touch with Agriculture

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined in the “Sacramento Farm Day” festivities today, hosted by the California Farm Bureau Federation. The event,  presented by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, brings in about 1,000 students and teachers who rotate … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross talks public policy with Coro Fellows at State Capitol

Young and emerging leaders participating in the Coro Fellows Program are in Sacramento this week to learn what they can, both personally and professionally, about a wide range of public policy areas, including agriculture and its important role in California. … Continue reading

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