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Catch CDFA at Eco Farm conference in Pacific Grove

CDFA is pleased to be part of the 40th Eco Farm Conference starting today at Asilomar in Pacific Grove and running until Saturday, January 25.

On Friday, January 24, CDFA secretary Karen Ross will be joined by Central Coast congressional representative Jimmy Panetta for an informal question and answer session about key policy issues related to climate change, organics, marketing and other other key agricultural topics. The session will be moderated by EcoFarm’s Executive Director, Andy Fisher.

CDFA staff will participate in a series of workshops and also be available at information booths. Look for the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation, the Inspection Services Division, the agency’s Farmer Equity and Tribal Affairs Advisor, CalCannabis, CDFA’s Produce Safety Program, and the State Organic Program.

Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing both micro and macro issues critical to organic agriculture and the prosperity of small and mid-scale farmers. Several workshops will be presented in Spanish.

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