CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture serves the interest of the state’s diverse agricultural community. As an advisory board to the governor and secretary, the board addresses key issues that are of importance to California’s farmers and ranchers, community stakeholders, and citizens.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is a fifteen-member state board, appointed by the Governor, and carefully selected to represent a broad range of agricultural commodities, a variety of geographic regions and both the University of California and California State University academic systems.
The board encourages public participation and input in all matters concerning agriculture and food policy within the state.
MEETING OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
(ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC)
Location: California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Main Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Joshua Eddy, Executive Director
Office: (916) 654-0462
BOARD MEETING OF AUGUST 2, 2016
Approx. Time / Item No.
10:00 a.m. (1) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
(2) APPROVAL OF MINUTES
(3) DEPARTMENTAL UPDATE
10:15 a.m. (4) PANEL DISCUSSION – GMO Labeling
· Just Label It! (INVITED)
· Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food (INVITED)
11:30 a.m. (5) PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD – Medical Cannabis
· Steve DeAngelo, ArcView Group
· We would anticipate a 35-45 minute presentation to be followed by a discussion with the Board.
12:15p.m. (6) BREAK
12:45 p.m. (7) PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD – Medical Cannabis
· Amber Morris, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
· George Farnsworth, CA Department of Pesticide Regulation
· Miren Klien, California Department of Public Health
1:45 p.m. (8) PANEL DISCUSSION – Medical Cannabis
· Hezekiah Allen, California Growers Association
· Nate Bradley, California Cannabis Industry
· Dan Grace, Dark Heart
2:45 p.m. (9) PRESENTAION TO THE BOARD – Invasive Species
· CA Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, Range Management Advisory Committee
3:15 p.m. (10) PUBLIC COMMENTS/ADJOURNMENT
EACH BOARD MEETING PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON SUBJECT MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD.
Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Each person will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak. Note: Agenda order is tentative and subject to change by Board without prior notice. To request special accommodations for those persons with disabilities contact Joshua Eddy at (916) 654-0462.
ACTION IS POSSIBLE ON ANY ITEM CONTAINED IN THIS AGENDA