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Mayor Kevin Johnson Headlines Perspectives on Agriculture Program

Mayor Kevin Johnson

Mayor Kevin Johnson

Agriculture is an industry long associated with Sacramento’s identity, but often because of its sheer geographic imprint on the region rather than the economic impact to it. The Sacramento Metro Chamber will connect the dots in its Perspectives on Agriculture: The Intersection of Mayor Johnson’s Year of Food & Our Region’s Ag Economy.

In his State of the City address, Mayor Kevin Johnson proclaimed 2013 as Sacramento’s Year of Food, showcasing the agricultural heritage of our region. Johnson will headline the Perspectives on Agriculture program, which brings together not only the cultural and social aspects associated with the Valley’s food, but also examines how agriculture as an economic driver affects the Sacramento region.  Our region’s Next Economy economic development plan has identified Agriculture as one of our major economic clusters.

“Connecting the Farm to Fork movement and Sacramento’s Year of Food with the business of agriculture will help people better understand how Ag not only fits into but is a primary component of our region’s economy,” said Roger Niello, Metro Chamber president and CEO. “It may be obvious to the people who live and work in agriculture-dominated areas, but I believe it’s an underappreciated notion to many outside those areas,” he said.

The event will be May 15th from 11:30-1:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency.  For more information, including how to register for the program, contact Renee Siden at

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