Envisioning California Conference, Food for Thought
Friday, October 11 2013, 8:30am - 5:30pm

The conference will explore California’s character by examining its food trends and policies through panel discussions; a celebration of the journalistic contributions on California’s food landscape; a buffet lunch catered by Amador County chef, Beth Sogaard; and keynote address by renowned author and organic farmer, Mas Masumoto. The day will wrap up with A Cornucopia of Food and Fun - A Taste of California Food Products and Ideas, which will include a cooking demonstration; a presentation by the host and producer of the TV show “California Bountiful”; a Master Gardeners demonstration; as well as several local food vendors.

Panel topics include:

  • Stewardship of the Land that Sustains Us: The Future of Farming in California;
  • California’s Farm Labor Shortages and the Impact of Immigration Reform;
  • Food Poverty in an Agriculturally Rich State: How to Address Food Access Inequities Across California; and
  • Farm to Fork: Future or Fad?

For additional information and a list of panelists see the Center’s webpage:

Please Register Online by October 1st at:

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Location : Sacramento Public Library, Tsakopoulos Galleria - 828 I Street