Ready your appetite, pull up a chair, and join California farm leader AG Kawamura for a noon-time meal and conversation during the new “Farmer’s Lunch” on Thursday, Feb. 12 during the 2015 World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
Kawamura, an Orange County grower, is popular in farming circles and will talk with producers during the one-hour lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the topic ‘Food is a Privilege...Not a Right.’
“The value in attending the ‘Farmer’s Lunch’ is the opportunity to hear from a fellow grower who faces the same issues, and hear his take on current issues facing western growers, says Jerry Sinift, chief executive officer of the International Agri-Center, which produces World Ag Expo.
Kawamura has vast experiences in government regulations and procedures. He is a progressive grower who previously served as Secretary of the California Department of Agriculture and has been actively involved in agricultural policy at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
“AG is such a well-respected leader across the nation,” Sinift says. “He is one of us – a grower – and we’re excited to have him speak with fellow growers.”
Kawamura is the co-chair of Solutions From the Land, a founding board member of the Delta Vision, and a trustee of the Southern California Water Committee and the California WateReuse Foundation.
Tickets to the ‘Farmer’s Lunch’ are $35 each and $280 for a reserved table for eight. The event is a catered lunch by Pardini’s.
The lunch will be held in the VIP Event Tent on the Expo grounds.
Tickets can be purchased on the World Ag Expo website at www.worldagexpo.org/FarmersLunch.