The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates and discuss issues related to the State’s Water Supply Strategy at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
In addition, the board will hear from recent federal grant recipients on Climate-Smart Commodity programs that will be implemented in state. The meeting will also include a presentation by the University of Michigan on Climate Change, Aridification and California.
The 10 a.m. meeting will be held at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The meeting is also available via Zoom, with simultaneous Spanish interpretation available.
“California’s water supply strategy focuses on developing new water supplies, expanding storage, reducing demand and improving overall data and management,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “As we look at a hotter and drier future, I know that California’s farmers and ranchers will continue to adapt and lead the nation in water use efficiency and conservation.”
Invited speakers include: Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan; Kayla Ungar, California Department of Food and Agriculture; David Guy, Northern California Water Association; Alicia Rockwell, Blue Diamond Growers, Dennis Mullinax, California Dairy Research Foundation; Steve Brazeel, Elevated Foods; Kristofer Covey, The Soil Inventory Project; Teresa Siles, Nuffer Smith Tucker and other invited speakers.
“As we enter the 2023 Water Year we remain hopeful for a drought ending season but understand that business as usual is a not a path forward,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “California agriculture must do its part to reduce overall demand while maintaining family farms, markets, communities and our overall food security.”
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