The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is extending its application deadline for its 2022 Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP). Grant applications will now be accepted until August 15, 2022.

The BFFTP grant program was funded through the 2021 California general fund budget. The program provides support to organizations to seeking to enhance or expand beginning farmer and farmworker training/apprenticeship programs.

Teresa McQueen

Registration for the 96th Western Growers Annual Meeting is now open! The annual meeting will be held Nov. 2-5, 2022 at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas – and the lineup for two of the gathering’s most popular events has been finalized.

Western Growers will honor California agricultural icon John Harris with the 2022 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to the agricultural community.

Ann Donahue

The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology this week hosted the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s ELDP Class 11, giving the group of future ag leaders an overview of the center and WG’s agtech initiatives.

Besides a tour of the WGCIT and a presentation from Dennis Donohue, the Center’s Executive Director, the group went to Taylor Farms’ processing plant/cooler operations in Gonzales, Calif. and visited Tanimura & Antle’s headquarters.

Ann Donahue


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