Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916) 654-0462,
Note: people attending the event are invited to post photos
with the hashtag #agday2015
WHAT: On Wednesday, March 18, The California Department of Food and Agriculture will partner with the California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to host the state’s annual celebration of agriculture, California Ag Day at the Capitol.
In keeping with the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, this year’s Ag Day theme is “Breaking New Ground.” Among the approximately 40 agricultural booths and exhibits will be demonstrations of advances in soil health preservation. Additionally, Buttercup the electronic cow will return to the Capitol for robotic milking demonstrations
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ~ Legislators and staff tour booths
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ~ Open to the public
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Executive Director Judy Culbertson
California Farm Bureau Federation First Vice-President Kenny Watkins
WHERE: California State Capitol grounds, west steps
WHY: Ag Day is an annual event to recognize California’s agricultural community by showcasing the many crops and commodities that are produced in our state. It is also a day for farmers and ranchers to show their appreciation by bringing together state legislators, government leaders and the public for agricultural education and healthy treats.