This episode of Action Items looks at Yolo County’s farm-to-pipe efforts; our June Startup of the Month, Hoop Maps, will help you find that pickup game; and Rich Ehisen talks GMOs, automation and more with California’s Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross.
In 2016 business and government leaders in Nevada County had an “ah-ha” moment: A report, commissioned by the Nevada County Economic Resource Council in coalition with the Northern Rural Training and Employment Council, showed stakeholders that the county’s local workforce needed easy access to tech-based skills.
With California voters approving Proposition 64 in November, government officials, elected representatives and entrepreneurs are grappling with how legal cannabis can contribute economically to our region. Proponents say major potential exists in commerce, agriculture, medical research and other areas — if we get this right.
If you’re a basketball player, you’re not one to just sit around and spectate. You want to prove you got skills too. Problem is, finding people to hoop with is no walk in the park.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is far more than just an administrator. Ross grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she and her husband still own an 800-acre farm and ranch. We sat down with her to talk about the challenges and opportunities currently facing the Golden State’s agricultural industry.