CDFA staff members today joined partners from the state Department of Pesticide Regulation and the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources division to discuss invasive species at the 56th annual Native American Day at the State Capitol. Topics of interest included citrus health, the state’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap, and best practices for handling firewood.
CDFA is committed to building partnerships with California Native American Tribes and ensuring that agency programs and policies are reflective of tribal priorities. In 2023, CDFA has partnered with the Intertribal Ag Council to conduct four listening sessions statewide to understand priorities and barriers to accessing CDFA grant funds and technical assistance programs.
Note — the cockroaches in the third photo are plastic.