The CVCWA Proves that there is Strength in Numbers

The CVCWA Proves that there is Strength in Numbers

December 15, 2014

By: Monique Bienvenue; Cal Ag Today Communications Manager

Last Friday, a group of dignified women met up for a holiday luncheon at Joy Luck Cuisine in Fresno. After working hard throughout the year to promote California's agriculture industry, it was time to eat a delicious meal, honor a few scholarship recipients and induct the new 2014-2015 officer team.

"The CVCWA is very important to me," said California Women for Agriculture, Central Valley Co-President Marlene Miyasaki. "Not only does the work we do help to promote various aspects of the ag industry, I've also met some of my closest friends through this organization."

For years, members of the CVCWA have worked hard to celebrate esteemed agriculturalists in the Central Valley and do their best to provide scholarship money for high school and college students studying agriculture. They play a big role in planning events such as the Common Threads Luncheon, The Ag Boosters BBQ and they also dedicate their time to various community service projects throughout the Fresno County.

"I love being a member of the CVCWA," said Agriculture Communications student Sarena Silva. "Their dedication and love for the ag industry keeps me motivated to be a voice for farmers in the Central Valley."

With a new officer team, the CVCWA has many plans for the new year. If you'd like to become a part of this instrumental organization, go to or call Marlene Miysaki at (559) 278-2861.