Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

CA: Evans to Host Hearing on Sustainable, Regional Food and Wine


Date: 10/10/12

Joint Select Committee Hearing on Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California's Future

Santa Rosa, CA—Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), chair of the Senate Select Committees on California Food: Local, Organic, and Sustainable Systems, and California’s Wine Industry, announced an informational hearing in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 15th, 2012. The hearing, titled Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California’s Future, will study the impact of state regulations on the sustainable production of local food and wine, a large and growing sector of California’s economy.

The hearing will consist of three panel discussions with legislators, invited stakeholders and policymakers discussing the impacts of state law and regulations on the sustainable production of food and wine. A public comment period will also be provided towards the end of the hearing.

With help from the Community Media Center of the North Bay, the hearing will be broadcast live in Santa Rosa County over Comcast channel 28 and on the Santa Rosa Community Channel position on the AT&T U-verse system. Additionally, the hearing will be streamed live through Senator Evans’ website at http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/sustainable-food-wine-production

WHEN: Monday, October 15th, 2012 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Rosa City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

WHO: Senator Noreen Evans, and members of the Senate Select Committee on California Food: Local, Organic and Sustainable Systems and members of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry

WHY: Joint informational hearing on Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California’s Future

Draft Agenda:

INTRODUCTION

- Senator Evans, Chair

- Committee Members and Invited Assemblymembers

OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND WINE PRODUCTION ISSUES IN CALIFORNIA

- Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change

- Joe Pozzi, Pozzi Ranch Lambs and Sonoma County Farm Bureau

- Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate & Agriculture Network

- Serena Coltrane Briscoe, Program Associate, AgInnovations Network

THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE WINE PRODUCTION ON LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

- Nick Frey, President, Sonoma County Winegrape Commission

- Laurel Marcus, Executive Director, California Land Stewardship Institute

- Doug McIlroy, Director of Winemaking, Rodney Strong Vineyards

PROMOTING LOCAL AND REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS TO CALIFORNIA’S DIRECT MARKETING PROGRAMS

- Justin Malan, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)

- Dave Runsten, Policy Director, Community Alliance With Family Farmers

- Leah Smith, Director of Programs, Agricultural Institute of Marin

PUBLIC COMMENT

CLOSING REMARKS

State Senator Noreen Evans represents the Second Senatorial District, including all or portions of the Counties of Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma. Senator Evans Chairs the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Committee on Judiciary.

Subscribe to Daily news Email

FREE Wine Business Daily News delivers the industry's top stories emailed to you from our editorial team.

most popular daily news links

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:40AM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 12:40PM PST

latest real estate

- real estate  •  4 hours ago
- real estate  •  Nov 26, 2014 at 7:53AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:51AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 24, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 13, 2014 at 8:19AM PST

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 11:12AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:23AM PST

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Nov 19, 2014 at 9:09AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 15, 2014 at 9:18AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 14, 2014 at 12:25PM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 12, 2014 at 10:49AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 10, 2014 at 12:32PM PST

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.