League of Women Voters to Host Ag Issues Seminars

League of Women Voters to Host Ag Issues Seminars

March 1, 2014

The League of Women voters will host two seminars focusing on current issues in agriculture during the month of March.

The first seminar, "Agriculture's Economic Health," is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 5.

Panelists include Paul Betancourt, grower; Jerry Prieto, former Fresno County agricultural commissioner; Dr. Daniel Sumner, UC Davis agriculture economist; and Jeff Yasui, USDA Risk Management.

The second seminar, "From Animal Management to Food Safety," will take place Wednesday, March 19.  Panelists include Bill Griffin, Fresno County Department of Agriculture; Charlene McLaughlin, a bovine veterinarian; Kiel Schmidt, organic farmer; and Paul Wenger, California Farm Bureau Federation president.

Each seminar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC), 1555 Van Ness, Fresno.

The seminars are free and open to the public. Participants should bring lunch; a snack and beverage will be provided.  Relevant articles can be found at http://fresno.ca.lwvnet.org/.