A.G. Kawamura - Founder, Solutions for Urban Agriculture; Former Secretary of Agriculture (Keynote --> talk will be at the Fair)

A.G. Kawamura is a 3rd generation urban farmer from California and the founder of Solutions for Urban Agriculture – a non-profit focused on innovative and scalable agricultural systems.  He is also the former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010). As co-chair of Solutions From the Land, he has worked to promote innovative strategies for sustainable agricultural systems, including the formation of the North American Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. Among other boards and committees that he serves on, he is a former chair and current board member of Western Growers Association. Through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he is engaged in building an exciting, interactive 21st century 100 acre agricultural showcase at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA.