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“Growing Together” – CDFA working with farmers, ranchers at Latino Farmer Conference

Photo of Rodrigo Chipres (CDFA) behind a table full of printed materials regarding the State Organic Program, with two women holding copies of the materials and speaking with him from across the table.
Rodrigo Chipres with the CDFA Inspection Services Division shares information about the Produce Safety Program and the inspection process.

With the theme of “Growing Together,” California’s 5th annual Latino Farmer Conference is being held today in Tulare at the International AgriCenter.

More than 300 farmers and ranchers are in attendance, along with CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI), Inspection Services Division, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division and Marketing Division have representatives on-hand. The conference is hosted by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it’s open to all farmers and ranchers.

Photograph of Michael Wolff (CDFA) presenting in front of a theater-style room full of farmers and ranchers.
Michael Wolff with the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation presents at the 5th annual Latino Farmer Conference about CDFA’s healthy soils, irrigation efficiency, dairy digesters, and alternative manure management.
Photo of Georgia Henry (CDFA) pointing out materials on an exhibit hall table, flanked by banners for the state's CalCannabis licensing program.
Georgia Henry with the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division meets with farmers and ranchers at the 5th Annual Latino Farmer Conference in Tulare.
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