Agricultural Advisory Council

The Agricultural Advisory Council helps enhance the outreach efforts of the Cal Expo Board of Directors in the Agricultural community and advises the Board on matters pertaining to Agriculture at the State Fair and interim events. Agricultural Advisory Council members are leaders from key segments of the agriculture community.

Robert Gore, Chair
Jennifer Johnson, Vice Chair

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2020 Agriculturalist of the Year Nomination Form

Close up of sunflower table arrangement at the Award Ceremony

California Agricultural Heritage Committee

Advises the Fair staff in the development and promotion of the California Agricultural Heritage Club in cooperation with partners.

Friends of the Fair Scholarship Award Recipients at the Gala

Gala Committee

In conjunction with the Friends of the California State Fair and State Fair staff, the committee works to promote and support the annual Gala and Scholarship fund and ensures that agriculture has a major focus at the event.

Golden Bear Trophy

California Recognition and Celebration Committee

Promotes the California State Fair through recognition of individuals, organizations, or businesses involved in agriculture.

Horse exhibitor riding in the California State Fair horse arena

Equine Program Committee

Shall promote Equine Programs through the annual California State Fair and interim events.

The Farm overview at CA State Fair - approved for media use

Farm and Food Committee

Focuses on showcasing California food production, agriculture, technology, sustainability, nutrition, farming techniques and practices both old and new, as well as, environmental interactions and impacts of production and food safety.

Animals at CA State Fair approved for media use

Livestock and Animal Care Committee

Responsible for establishing and maintaining a professional and responsible approach regarding the health, care and welfare of all animals housed within its facilities while upholding the animal agriculture education mission of the California State Fair.

4-H exhibitor leading her cow at the California State Fair

Youth Development & Recognition Committee

Assists in the selection process of the State Fair scholarship recipients. The committee also assists the State Fair in organizing and coordinating the various aspects of the annual livestock State Fair Sale of Champions.