To speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct, and truthful manner: to keep our members and the public informed about legislative activities pertaining to agriculture; to maintain the public image of agriculturalists and to raise agriculture awareness through educational programs.
California Women for Agriculture (CWA) was formed in 1975, in the Coachella Valley. The Salinas Valley Chapter was formed in 1977. The name was chosen to develop a cross section of members. In fact, the nucleus of the first chapter was made up of consumers, as well as farmers and ranchers. Today our membership is as diverse as the industry we represent; bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers, AND farmers and ranchers. With 20 chapters and 1,600-plus members across the state, CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state, and members are actively engaged in public relations, education, and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.
Our Board & Committees
The members of our 100% Volunteer board of directors and Committees Chairs are thought leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.