STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON FARMLAND PRESERVATION
July 31, 2013
Farmland Conservation: Reality?
To address the ongoing challenge of preserving farmlands in California, this cutting-edge community forum will showcase farmland preservation successes, identify threats to land conservation, and create opportunities for government and community action.
To coincide with both the 45th Anniversary of Napa’s Agricultural Preserve (the nation’s first Ag Preserve!) and the 100th Anniversary of Napa County Farm Bureau, the conference will be held:
Sponsors include: American Farmland Trust; California Department of Conservation; California Department of Food & Agriculture; Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund; Napa Land Trust
Target Audience: Farmers, state & local elected and appointed officials, planners, conservation and community activists, land trusts, policy makers, Ag Commissioners, LAFCOs
Program Outline: 1) A call to action/status of current farmland losses in California 2) What are we doing right? Showcase successful programs 3) What are we doing wrong? Identify obstacles 4) Envision a dramatic suite of new opportunities, policies & programs to protect farmland.