Friday, February 1, 2013

Gov. Brown, CDFA secretary to visit north state

Gov. Jerry Brown and California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary Karen Ross are slated to be in the north state next week.

From the CSU-Chico Colege of Agriculture:
[Brown and Ross] are scheduled to appear at the 11th Annual Colusa Farm Show Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The event will take place in Saint Bernadette’s Hall, 745 Ware St., in Colusa, Calif., at 7 a.m. Hosted by alumni of the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture, California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, and Alpha Gamma Rho, the event has raised more than $170,000 for scholarships and leadership programs in its 11-year history.

The keynote speaker for the breakfast will be Vernon Crowder, senior vice president and agricultural economist for Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group. Crowder and his team analyze and conduct market research on California agribusiness as well as the North American fresh fruit and produce sectors. Crowder is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

Sponsorships are still available, and tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 by contacting the College of Agriculture Office at 530-898-5844. The ticket price will rise to $30 at the door. All proceeds go to the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture and the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation.
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