CDFA Seeking Feedback on SWEEP, Healthy Soils Programs

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Brian Shobe
Photo Credit: USDA
Photo Credit: USDA

Do you have feedback you would like to share on the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Progam (SWEEP) and/or Healthy Soils Program? Or perhaps just questions you’d like to ask about them?

Your feedback, ideas, and questions are important and valuable, and sharing them with the the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is a great way to shape the future of these Climate Smart Agriculture Programs.

CDFA recently released their DRAFT Request for Grant Applications (RGAs) for each of the programs: see SWEEP’s here and Healthy Soils’ here.

Now, CDFA is offering a unique opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions in-person about those two programs at three upcoming listening sessions:

  1. Northern California – August 30, 2018, 9:00 am to noon
    Butte County Farm Bureau
    2580 Feather River Blvd.
    Oroville, CA 95965
  2. Southern California – August 31, 2018, 9:00 am to noon
    Imperial County Farm Bureau
    1000 Broadway
    El Centro, CA 92243
  3. Central California – September 4, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Fresno County Farm Bureau
    1274 W. Hedges Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Can’t make them in-person? Join by webinar on September 4!
Webinar participation will also be available on September 4 for those unable to travel to any of the listening sessions in-person. Register for the September 4 webinar:

CDFA also accepting written comments through September 12:
Comments regarding the DRAFT RGAs can be submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

CalCAN will publish our comments here on the blog in the coming weeks. If you’d like to see ours when they come out, sign up to receive our new blogs by email in the top left corner of the screen.

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