2024 SARL Ag. Chairs' Summit
January 5-7, 2024
Double Tree Hotel
Featuring Keynote Speaker Celeste Settrini
Friday, January 5, 2024
10:00 am Canadian Delegation Meeting
12:00 – 5:30 pm Tours
Helena Industries-Kerman Facility
Central California Almond Growers Association
Fresno Irrigation District (Groundwater Recharge Facility)
Fresno State Farm & Market
Fresno State Winery Tasting
Fairmont Elementary Farm
Kings River Packing (Citrus)
6:30-9:00 pm Reception and Dinner
9:00–10:30 pm Hospitality Suite
Saturday, January 6, 2024
6:30 am – 7:50 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am Welcome – SARL President Norine Hammond
8:15 am -9:40 am Plenary I.
The Carbon Pipeline
Speaker: Allison Nepveux - Carbon Business Development Lead
9:45 am – 11:30 a.m. Breakout I
Beginning and Young Farmer Access to Land
Indiana University – Sustainable Food Systems Science Research
Regulations of Waters and Wetlands
Moderator – Warren Mayberry
AI and Cyber Security
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch
Oh Canada! - Celebrating the Collaboration between the US and Canada
12:30 – 1:15 pm Canadian-American Round Table
1:30 – 2:45 pm: Break Out II
- ) Rural Medicine – Where are all the Doctors and Veterinarians?
- ) Coming Together – How Your Party Shouldn’t Impact Good Policy Working Together
- Tom Dent - WA
- ) Global Supply Chain Issues -
- Ron Lemier - CPMA - Global Coalition on Fresh Produce
- Stephanie See - NGFA
2:50- 3:45 pm World Cafe' Open Mic
To Include Topics Such as:
- Water – Too much, too little? How to regulate?
- The Beef Industry – Where is the bottleneck? How do we fix it?
- Urban Farming – How do we implement this?
- Land Rights – How to open up state lands for responsible agricultural use?
- Agriculture Education – how to get it implemented in ALL our schools.
- Rural Health Care – Where are all the doctors? How do we attract them?
4:00-5:30 pm Plenary 2
The Impacts of Prop 12, The Impact of Policies on Foreign Land Ownership and So Much More!
Harrison Pittman – Center Director of The National Agricultural Law Center
6:30 pm Reception and Dinner –
Special Guest – Celeste Settrini – California Rancher
9:00-10:30 pm Hospitality Suite –
Sunday, January 7, 2024
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet –
8:00 am – 10:00 am Federal Issues Discussion –
11:30 am Lunch – Closing Remarks – SARL President Norine Hammond
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. SARL Business Meeting –