GrowRIVERSIDE Keynote: A.G. Kawamura, former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010)
A.G. Kawamura is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County. He is co-chair of Solutions From the Land, a non-profit organization that collaborates with farmers, ranchers, foresters and stakeholders to implement climate smart land management practices and strategies. He currently serves on several boards and committees including: The Ag Advisory Committee for the AGree Initiative; the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), a policy arm of the National Academy of Scienc- es’ Natural Resource Council; Ag Advisory Committee for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; American Farmland Trust; The 25x’25 Alliance, a national alliance of renewable energy stakeholders; External Advisory Board for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis. He is a former chair and current board member of Western Growers Association. As a progressive urban farmer, AG has a lifetime of experience working within the shrinking rural and urban boundaries of Southern California. Through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he is engaged in building an exciting, interactive 21st century 100 acre agricultural showcase at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA. AG served as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 2003-2010.
Register to hear A.G. Kawamura speak at the 3rd Annual GrowRIVERSIDE Conference: Cultivating our Future on March 21 – 22 at the Highlander Union Building at University of California, Riverside by going to this URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-growriverside-conference-tickets-20479422504