Secretary Ross attends State Fair Heritage Breakfast to honor agricultural pioneers

Representatives of the Tulare County Farm Bureau, honored this week for 100 years of service to agriculture.

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined the California State Fair and state agricultural leaders this week for the annual Ag Heritage Breakfast, a fair-sponsored event that recognizes the pioneers of California agriculture – Ag operations in business for 100 years or more.

The Ag Heritage tradition dates back to the 1940’s, beginning as a 100-year club and expanding its horizons as time passed.

“These farms, ranches and ag organizations were there at the beginning, helping to create the miracle of California agriculture we see today,” said Secretary Ross. “They’re also an essential part of our future as they’re committed to keeping their operations productive for generations to come. They have found the measures of resiliency and flexibility necessary for success, and they’re a shining example for all who have followed. ”

The following farming and ranching operations, and ag organizations were honored at the breakfast:

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