Sustainable Food and Wine Production: CA’s Future

Joint Informational Hearing

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Senate Select Committee on California Food:
Local, Organic and Sustainable Systems
and
Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry

Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California’s Future
Chaired by Senator Noreen Evans

Monday, October 15, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

Hearing Agenda: Updated 10/9/12

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Senator Evans, Chair
    2. Committee Members and Invited Assemblymembers
  1. OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND WINE PRODUCTION ISSUES IN CALIFORNIA
    1. Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
    2. Joe Pozzi, Pozzi Ranch Lambs and Sonoma County Farm Bureau
    3. Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate & Agriculture Network
    4. Serena Coltrane Briscoe, Program Associate, AgInnovations Network
  1. THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE WINE PRODUCTION ON LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
    1. Nick Frey, President, Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
    2. Laurel Marcus, Executive Director, California Land Stewardship Institute
    3. Doug McIlroy, Rodney Strong Vineyards
  1. PROMOTING LOCAL AND REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS TO CALIFORNIA’S DIRECT MARKETING PROGRAMS
    1. Justin Malan, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)
    2. Dave Runsten, Policy Director, Community Alliance With Family Farmers
    3. Leah Smith, Director of Programs, Agricultural Institute of Marin
  1. PUBLIC COMMENT
  1. CLOSING REMARKS

The hearing will be streamed live through Senator Evans’ website at http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/sustainable-food-wine-production .

The hearing will also be broadcast live in Santa Rosa County via Comcast channel 28 and on the Santa Rosa Community Channel position on the At&T U-verse system.

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