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CDFA in Fresno for “Growing Together, Black Farmers with Urban Farmers Conference”

CDFA staff took part in the Growing Together, Black Farmers with Urban Farmers Conference in Fresno on February 28, speaking with farmers and other conference attendees about how CDFA resources can help them improve water efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet food safety standards.

In addition to a roundup of resources available from CDFA and other agencies, the event included workshops on accessing capital, bringing youth into agriculture, and other resources for growers and related businesses. An urban leadership roundtable and a panel of black farmers also shared their experience and tips for success.

CDFA staff fielded questions about the department's programs to help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet food safety standards.

CDFA staff fielded questions about the department’s programs to help farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet food safety standards.

Staff with CDFA's Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) also discussed opportunities for growers to use grants and other programs to help with water efficiency, soil health and other projects on their farms.

Staff with CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) also discussed opportunities for growers to use grants and other programs to help with water efficiency, soil health and other projects on their farms.

CDFA staff in the boothOEFI fliers and pamphlets

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