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California Farm Bureau Federation Roadshow
May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT$20 – $40
Mark your Calendars! Attend the CFBF Roadshow to learn about issues that impact you from CFBF topic experts.
DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
TIME: 11 A.M. – 5 P.M., FOLLOWED BY A BEER, CIDER, WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION LOCATION: FLAMINGO RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
COST: $20 FARM BUREAU MEMBERS, $40 NON-MEMBERS (NON-MEMBER WHO JOIN AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE REFUNDED $40!)
PLEASE RSVP BY: MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
CONTACT: 707-544-5575 FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Glass is Half Full– We know that farmers and ranchers are water logged with many diverse and challenging water-related issues. Attend this presentation led by CFBF topic experts Chris Scheuring, Danny Merkley and Kari Fisher to learn about some of the biggest water issues affecting ag in the region. Receive updates on the Potter Valley Project, SGMA, water rights, permit fees, DWR waste discharge requirements for wineries, WOTS and WOTUS.
Animal Welfare & Wildlife Services Updates– Would you be prepared if an animal rights activist or a mountain lion showed up at your gate? If not, attend this presentation led by a CFBF topic experts Robert Spiegel and Noelle Cremers to learn about how to be prepared for predators at your fence line. Participate in discussion about animal rights activists, mountain lion depredation, challenges to wildlife services associated with CEQA, and the listing of the bumble bee on the ESA.
Air Quality– Do you own large farm equipment? If so, have you heard about the latest CARB compliance updates? Attend this seminar to learn about CARB exemption program changes. CFBF topic expert Noelle Cremers will provide crucial information about FARMER funding, diesel equipment surveys, and SB 210 and the potential impacts on on heavy-duty vehicle maintenance and inspection. She will provide an update on criteria pollutant and toxic air contaminant emission reporting.
Food Safety & Crop Protection– There many ways farmers and ranchers provide food safety for consumers. It’s not just about quality control. Participate in discussion about challenges associated with transient, trespass, and rural crime issues related to FSMA covered commodities led by CFBF topic experts Josh Rolph and Taylor Roschen. Feel like you have to read between the vines to keep up with winegrape growing compliance and inspection requirements? Attend this presentation to receive updates about the status of winegrapes related to FSMA, including an update about covered produce like pears. Learn about crop protection and smoke taint.
Forest Management/ Forest Fire Prevention– Are you concerned about the persistence of devastating fires? Do you own land in fire-prone areas? Attend this presentation to get an update on the CAL FIRE directive to increase the use of the VMP program or other fire prevention incentives for landowners. Receive additional updates about state policies and legislation aimed to improve forestry and land use management related to fire prevention. Grazing is a key tool used for fire prevention. Learn about ways to increase the use of grazing and improve public perception of grazing as a management tool, led by CFBF topic experts Robert Spiegel and Karen Mills.
Round Table Topics
Hemp, Vineyard Farm Plans, VESCO, Farm Labor Housing, Climate Smart Farming, Soil Health Grants, and more!
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Johansson, CFBF President
James D. “Jamie” Johansson was elected president of the California Farm Bureau Federation in December 2017. Johansson previously served as first vice president for two years. He became a statewide officer in 2009, when he was elected second vice president.
Johansson is a former chairman of the CFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee and former vice president of the Butte County Farm Bureau. His service in Farm Bureau has included membership on a half-dozen other statewide advisory and policy recommendation committees.
He grows olives and citrus fruit in Oroville and operates an olive oil company, Lodestar Farms. He is a co-founder of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association and a former board member of the California Olive Oil Council.
Johansson served four years on the Oroville City Council, which selected him to serve as vice mayor. His community involvement also includes service on the Oroville Chamber of Commerce board. He received the Business Advocate of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce and his farm was named Butte County Specialty Farm of the Year by the Economic Planning Corp.
Johansson attended the University of Alabama and Colorado State University, where he studied political science.