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 !

About   Produced by Valley Vision and powered by Bank of America Farm to Fork Live is the Sacramento Valley’s premiere food and ag event series, featuring topics and leaders who are shaping the future …

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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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Valley Vision Staff Cook Meals for Camp Fire Victims

In the immediate wake of the Camp Fire, several organizations arrived in Butte County to support those facing life with an overwhelming amount of uncertainty. World Central Kitchen, founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, …

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Region’s Innovation Ecosystem Showcased to International Leaders

The tenth Americas Competitiveness Exchange arrived in Sacramento on Thursday, following five days of exploring sites across Northern California representing a broad swathe of the Megaregion’s robust innovation ecosystem. Before arriving in Sacramento, the delegation …

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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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