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More than just a job to do

Our general counsel here at CDFA, Michele Dias, came into my office last Friday with an excitable look on her face. I think most people in positions of organizational leadership would agree that when your lawyer does that, it may … Continue reading

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From the Merced Sun-Star: Atwater High’s agriculture department getting national recognition

By DOANE YAWGER Atwater High School’s agriculture program is in the running to be named the top such endeavor in the nation. By virtue of being named the top ag program in the state this year by the California Agricultural … Continue reading

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Video – Farm field trip program provides Ag education in Sonoma County

The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, based in Sebastopol (Sonoma County), sponsors a popular school field trip program to teach children about the origins of food and the need to preserve the resources that help produce it. TEAM 2013 from … Continue reading

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UC Davis named number-one ag school in the world (Excerpted From a UC Davis News Release) The University of California, Davis, is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released today by QS World University Rankings. … Continue reading

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Ag Vision Comes Up Big in New Food Security Laws

California’s Ag Vision, a collaborative effort to plan for the future of agriculture, enjoyed two big wins last week when Governor Brown signed a pair of bills to improve food security and support for working families. One of Ag Vision’s … Continue reading

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Finding Agriculture Everywhere

Here’s a game for your next car trip:  Name something you see, and see if your kids can link that object to a farmer.  For starters:  orange tree, landscaping plants…  Then houses (wood, carpets…), cars (fabrics, resins, polymers, adhesives, biofuels…) … Continue reading

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