Their Motto: “If you eat food and wear clothes, you are involved in Agriculture”
Watch the Video to hear their story and see some of the unique banquet table designs from some very creative women.
AgStories talked to the California President of CWA, Jeanette Lombardo and the Merced CWA Chapter President, Ashley Bandoni at their Annual Spring Banquet in Merced, California. California Women for Agriculture is a non-partisan organization passionate about educating and promoting the importance of California agriculture to ensure our families have access to a safe, nutritious, and an abundant food supply.
California Women for Agriculture (CWA) was formed in 1975, in the Coachella Valley. The name was chosen to develop a cross section of members. In fact, the nucleus of the first chapter was made up of consumers, as well as farmers. Today their membership is as diverse as the industry they represent; bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers AND farmers. With 20 chapters and 2,000 plus members across the state, CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state and members are actively engaged in public relations, education and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.
CWA’s Principle Objectives are:
To improve the public image of farmers and to develop a rapport within agricultural communities throughout the state.
To speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner.
To keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture.
To join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural problems in a specific community.