Former California Secretary of Food and Agriculture AG Kawamura to speak at Eco Garden Expo 2015!
We are so excited to announce former California Secretary of Food and Agriculture, AG Kawamura as a speaker at Eco Garden Expo 2015! For our full Eco Garden Expo 2015 Speaker Series, please go here.
Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura is third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County, CA. He is the former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010). He is co-chair of Solutions from the Land, a non-profit organization that collaborates with farmers, ranchers, foresters and stakeholders to implement climate smart land management practices and strategies.
He currently serves on several boards and committees including: the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), a policy arm of the National Academy of Sciences’ Natural Resource Council; Ag Advisory Committee for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Trustee for the Council on Agriculture, Science and Technology (CAST); American Farmland Trust; The 25x’25 Alliance, a national alliance of renewable energy stakeholders; External Advisory Board for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at U.C. Davis. He is a former chair and current board member of Western Growers Association. As a progressive urban farmer, AG has a lifetime of experience working within the shrinking rural and urban boundaries of Southern Calif. Through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he is engaged in building an exciting, interactive 21st century 100 acre agricultural showcase at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA.
Please watch his excellent Tedx Talk as he speaks from his experience as a farmer and how food is a privilege and not a right. So enlightening! We look forward to his talk at Eco Garden Expo 2015!