Written by The Business Journal Staff
Members of Tulare’s agriculture, health, and anti-hunger groups are celebrating their partnership during AgWeek at a Farm Bill Forum in the Tulare County Agriculture Building on March 22.
The Farm Bill is a law that governs federal farm, food, and conservation policy. The legislation includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), research agenda for public agricultural research, food safety, economic development in rural areas, and soil, rivers, and forests conservation. The bill also provides safety nets to people that grow and harvest food.
Speaking at the event will be Sarah Ramirez, executive director for Foodlink for Tulare County; Rachel Tucker, senior policy associate with California Association of Food Banks; Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, retired; and Tricia Stever Blattler, executive director of the Tulare County Farm Bureau.
The celebration will take place in the auditorium of the Tulare County Agriculture Building, 4437 S Laspina St. from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.