Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary
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California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross will be speaking to us on how California agriculture is adapting to water supply challenges brought on by both a changing climate and evolving requirements. As CDFA Secretary for the last seven years, Secretary Ross has worked with the agriculture industry as it has faced a historic drought, uncertainty over the Delta, and new regulations on groundwater management and water quality. From her unique vantage point, Secretary Ross will discuss what the industry has achieved, as well as the keys to California Agriculture’s successfully adapting to near and long-term water supply challenges.
Karen Ross was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 12, 2011, by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Secretary Ross has deep leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California. Secretary Ross is passionate about fostering the reconnection of consumers to the land and the people who produce their food, and to improving the access of all California citizens to healthy, nutritious California-grown agricultural products, celebrated for their diversity and abundance in serving local, national and global markets.
Mixer: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Presentation: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Light Refreshments Provided