CDFA Secretary Karen Ross was in the Santa Rosa area this week to meet participating farmworkers at the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation 2023 Leadership Academy. Secretary Ross provided an overview of California agriculture and discussed the importance of a robust, highly-trained workforce.
The academy was established a year ago. Secretary Ross spoke at the program’s inaugural opening session then and hosted the participants at CDFA for their final class in the fall of 2022. She explains the importance of the academy in this video.