In 1895, the Sacramento Metro Chamber saw the promise of the valley and encouraged members to write to relatives and friends, boasting of the richness of the soil and offering assistance to come settle the land to help develop Sacramento. Since the early settlers, agriculture has been a staple of the economy and one that today, continues to put the region on the map.
As the Farm-to-Fork capital, the Sacramento region doesn’t just embrace the fruits of its labor, it celebrates it. Join in to explore agriculture’s economic footprint in the region and the growing impact it can have in the community.
The keynote speaker will be Jim Wiesemeyer, Sr. Vice President of Informa Economics. A nationally recognized expert on agriculture and policy, Wiesemeyer will identify the macro factors impacting agriculture in the next several years and break down those most likely to affect the crops and businesses in the Capital Region.
A panel of leaders from higher education, farming, elected office and the Farm-to-Fork movement will discuss the bounty of the region and the economic impact agriculture holds in the regional economy.
-Donald Bransford, Bransford Farms
-Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento
-Dr. Helene Dillard, UC Davis
-Michael Passmore, Passmore Ranch
-Chris Turkovich, Turkovich Family Wines
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