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Look for CDFA this week at Small Farm Conference and Black Farmer Conference

Thirty Second California Small Farm Conference flier

California Small Farm Conference

CDFA is pleased to be part of this year’s 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference that runs from Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, February 29 at Cuesta College North County Campus, 2800 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA, located in San Luis Obispo County.

This year’s conference theme is “Strength Through Diversity”, honoring the resilience of diversity in agricultural systems. The conference attracts family farmers, ranchers, farmers market managers and advocates for local food from across the state.

The keynote presentation on Friday will feature CDFA’s Farmer Equity Advisor Thea Rittenhouse. CDFA staff will be available at exhibition booths – look for information about CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation, the Certified Farmers’ Market Program, the California State Organic Program, the Produce Safety Program, the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), the Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division, and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

More information and tickets can be found at www.casmallfarmconference.org


USDA Growing Together flier

Black Farmer Conference with Urban Farmers

CDFA is also pleased to be part of the one-day statewide Black Farmer and Urban Farmer Conference that will take place on Saturday, February 29 from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm at the West Fresno Family Resource Center, housed in the Maxie Parks Community Center, 1802 E. California, Fresno, CA.

CDFA Farmer Equity Advisor Thea Rittenhouse will be at this conference, as well, and there will be representatives providing information about the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation, the California State Organic Program, the Produce Safety Program, the Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, the Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division, and the Animal Health Branch.

For more information and registration, visit: wfresnofrc.org/BlackFarmersConference

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