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San Joaquin Chapter

San Joaquin CWA members advocate for agriculture. We engage in education of community, youth, and legislators about agriculture issues. The range of issues is as diverse as our county, which ranges from the verdant grape vineyards surrounding Lodi to the shady orchards of Linden to the superbly fertile Delta region to the rolling hillsides resplendent with cattle in Tracy to the milking barns that surround Escalon. San Joaquin represents a true A to Z bread basket, as everything from asparagus to zucchini is grown in our rich soils.

Our Purpose

 

The purpose of SJ CWA is to promote an educational program in order to develop the interest of California women in agriculture and to promote the value of California agriculture to various audiences.

Furthermore, our purpose is to involve women of the State of California for the following:

  • to speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner;

  • to keep SJ CWA members informed on legislative, regulatory and market activities pertaining to agriculture;

  • to join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural challenges in a specific community;

  • to improve the public image of farmers; and

  • to develop rapport within agricultural communities throughout the State.

Educating Community, Youth, and legislators

SJ CWA is an organization whose female members are community minded. We volunteer at community events, as well as, host educational booths and tours to share our knowledge and passion for agriculture. We advocate for agriculture by discussing issues with legislators and their staff. We sponsor agriculture events to promote the truth about farming and ranching. We offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors to assist in their educational endeavors related to agriculture. We encourage you to browse our site to become more familiar with our organization and what our county has to offer.

 

"If you eat food and wear clothes, you are involved in Agriculture."     

Cwa Beginnings

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 and ranchers.

 

Today our membership is as diverse as the industry we represent: bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers, AND farmers and ranchers. With over 20 chapters and 1500-plus members across the state, CWA is an active, all volunteer agricultural organization. Members engage in public relations, education, and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.

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Support Us


By giving to CWA, you are supporting Agriculture.

100% of donations are spent on agriculture education efforts.

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