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:

Friday, August 2, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm
Napa Valley Embassy Suites, 1075 California Blvd, Napa, CA 94559

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.

Registration for the conference is open.
Go to: purchase tickets. Space is limited to 200 participants, so don’t wait to register! We expect the event to sell out quickly. 

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