Food & Ag Economy

Overview

Food production is critically important to the Capital Region’s way of life and its economy. Valley Vision has a long history working on a variety of food system initiatives and is known as a regional leader in food, agriculture and related health systems. Our initiatives focus on pioneering innovations to make food and ag sustainable, healthy, productive and accessible.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify future labor demands
  • Promote ag sector innovation
  • Assess ag production needs
  • Improve food distribution
  • Support access to locally-grown food
    • Our objective is to increase food security and strengthen the support for an economically viable and environmentally sustainable regional food system.

      Our Metric: Currently more than 500,000 individuals in the Capital Region are experiencing food insecurity. By 2027 this number will be reduced by 20%.

      • Increase value in our food system by improving the food and beverage manufacturing ecosystem throughout the Central Valley.
      • Support the implementation of the City of Stockton’s Food and Ag Action Plan.
      • Gain approval by Sacramento City Unified School District Board for a revised School Wellness Policy and develop a plan to implement across all schools in the district.
      • Provide access to funding opportunities and network connections for food and beverage manufacturers and the supply chain, including underserved populations such as rural, small-business owners.
      • Document the importance of broadband infrastructure in rural areas to change policy and increase investments.
    • Creating and improving the food network and its systems ensures that enough healthy foods get to individuals, families and children in our communities, while growing the region’s food and agricultural advantages, jobs, and economy.

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Featured Projects

ACE 10 – Americas Competitiveness Exchange

The 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE 10) is coming to Northern California October 21-27, 2018. For more information about sponsoring ACE 10, email Tammy Cronin at tammy.cronin@valleyvision.org. The ACE 10 program will bring together 50 …

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Farm to Fork Live Series !

Farm to Fork Live is the Sacramento Valley’s premiere food and ag event series, featuring topics and leaders who are shaping the future of Farm to Fork. Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with top …

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AGTECH PILOT

Agricultural has become increasingly reliant on technology for water and energy conservation, reduction of chemical inputs, and increased productivity. Most of this technology requires Internet access, yet many rural areas do not have access to …

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Blogs

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California to Host Tenth Americas Competitiveness Exchange

Senior Officials from Across the Western Hemisphere and other Nations to Visit Northern California’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hubs. Valley Vision and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with other partners are hosting the 10th Americas …

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New Farm to Fork Live! Event Series Kicks Off (Plus Paella)

You think getting your kids to eat what you cook them is difficult? Try feeding 45,000 kids every day! That’s what Diana Flores, Nutrition Services Director for Sacramento City Unified School District, and her staff …

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Community to Embrace Farm-to-Fork Pride

Sacramento, Calif. – Restaurants, auto shops, and hair salons. Software engineers, yoga instructors, and baristas. These are just a few of the people and places that the Farm-to-Fork Steering Committee includes in its new “We …

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