Big Water Rally at Grizzlies Stadium Aug. 21

Water Rally August 21 to Fill Grizzlies Stadium for #moreDAMstorage

Valley Ag Retailer gives away thousands of complimentary tickets in effort to promote #moreDAMstorage as a long-term solution to California’s water woes.

Gar Tootelian, Inc. (GAR) has invited Central Valley growers and businesses to rally around the backdrop of a Fresno Grizzlies Game on Friday, August 21, 2015 in support of #moreDAM storage.

“California’s Central Valley depends on reliable, clean water to survive and thrive. The rally’s goal is to fill the stands with those who support #moreDAMstorage as a solution to California’s water woes” said Greg Musson, president of Gar Tootelian, Inc. “For too long now, Sacramento has delivered nothing but lip service to valley water needs. It is time for the people of this valley to rise up and be heard.”

The Rally is an opportunity to learn more about the organizations working together on California’s long term water storage solutions. The Rally and fireworks will be highlights of the Fresno Grizzlies game on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Chukchansi Park, Downtown Fresno. Gates open at 6:05 pm. The game start time is 7:05 pm. GAR is giving away thousands of complimentary tickets which are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. You may pick up your tickets at the GAR booth located on the corner of Inyo and “H” Street the night of the game beginning at 5:00 pm.

“GAR takes great pride in supporting long term water storage solutions for the health and sustainability of our Valley,” said Musson, “I personally look forward to welcoming you to the Central Valley Water Rally at Fresno Grizzlies Stadium!”

GAR is committed to supporting long term water storage solutions for California’s greater tomorrow. The company provides water, nutrition, regulatory and crop care advice and products to more than 1,500 growers throughout the Central Valley.


Water Forum Aug. 29 Chukchansi Park

Water Forum will present the facts on the drought and environmental restrictions

The Fresno Grizzlies have announced that Netafim USA will be the presenting sponsor of the Farm Grown Central Valley Water Forum scheduled for Friday, August 29th at Chukchansi Park prior to the Tacoma Rainiers vs. Fresno Grizzlies 7:05 p.m. PT game.

The forum topic will center on the current drought conditions and the impacts to the Central Valley Ag industry and rural communities. “There is no greater issue in the Central Valley than the current and future availability of water for agricultural use; forums – like this one – are an essential step towards developing a long term solution for California’s agricultural community,” said Ze’ev Barylka, Marketing Director for Netafim USA.

The panel discussion will focus on the issue of regional impacts, asking the questions: how did the system breakdown, what are the subsequent statewide effects, and finally, what coalitions are being developed outside the Central Valley to assist in fixing the system. Panelists will include representatives from various water agencies, government leaders and officials.

“This partnership certainly brings to light the vital role that Netafim USA plays in providing emerging water conservation and drip irrigation technologies to the Central Valley Ag and farming industry. The partnership will also provide the Farm Grown program with tremendous amounts of exposure to the industry beyond the Central San Joaquin Valley as well, thereby increasing our ability to continue in providing topical agricultural forums to promote agriculture and farming here at the stadium,” said Jerry James, Fresno Grizzlies Vice President of Revenue.


The Water Forum Panel will include:

  • Congressman Jim Costa  (CA-16)
  • Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)
  • State Senator Tom Berryhill (14th Senate District)
  • GM of Kings River Conservation District David Orth
  • GM of the Friant Water Authority Ronald D. Jacobsma
  • Marketing Director for Netafim USA and Netafim Mexico Ze’ev Barylka

Forum Moderator Bud Elliott