Food for Thought
       Food and Ag News from the Sacramento Region

Welcome to Valley Vision's food and agriculture newsletter!

In the July issue of Food for Thought, we share information about two upcoming events bringing awareness to our region's food and ag economy, encourage you to give Valley Vision some feedback on our communications approach, and remind you of an upcoming deadline for a big water efficiency grant.

We welcome your suggestions and feedback. If you have events you would like listed, please send them to Adrian Rehn. Enjoy!
Advancing Regional Agriculture This Summer

Our region is on a rollIn addition to Farm-to-Fork Week, two upcoming events will spotlight the Sacramento region's growing food and agriculture economy and raise our profile globally. Read the Valley Vision blog!

Valley Vision Wants YOU...To Take Our Short Survey

Valley Vision wants to know if we are meeting your needs. Take the quick survey and tell us what you think of our approach to communications, content, and more!
Farmers and Ranchers: CDFA Water Efficiency Grants Are Due Aug. 5th!

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has made $18 million available to fund on-farm projects that boost water efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides grants for activities including:
  • Upgrades to more efficient pumps
  • Conversion to drip irrigation
  • Installation of solar panels to produce renewable energy
  • Improved water storage and/or recycling
  • Soil moisture monitoring and scheduling
The deadline for grant submission is August 5th at 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced in November 2016.
Thanks for reading! Contact Adrian Rehn with any questions and we'll see you next month!

- The Valley Vision food and ag team
July 2016
Upcoming Events

August 6

August 12

August 20

September 21-23

Food and Ag News

Funding Opportunities

*Due August 5

Organic Farmers' Guide to the Conservation Reserve Program Field Border Buffer Initiative

*No due date

*Applications accepted on a rolling basis depending on program

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