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Distinguished Energy Lecturer Series: A.G. Kawamura
Date: March 03, 2010
Distinguished Energy Lecturer Series: A.G. Kawamura, Secretary, Calif. Dept. of Food and Agriculture. UCI-Calit2. California is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, ranking as the nation's leading dairy producer; yielding almost half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables; and exporting food to more than 150 countries. This bounty would not be possible without water and the electrical energy required for irrigation and post-harvest processing. Electrical costs and power reliability are critical to the success and sustainability of the state's agricultural concerns. In fact, almost every facet of the state's economy relies on the transport and treatment of large volumes of water, two activities that require a continuous supply of electricity. Water. food and electricity: The former are required to sustain life; the latter to sustain our way of life. Independently and collectively, they define California’s economy. Their increasing interdependence has national, indeed global, implications. Join A.G. Kawamura, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, to learn how California is playing a leading role in national and international efforts to put agriculture at the forefront of meeting increasing energy demands while "continuing to produce safe, abundant and affordable food, feed and fiber." Email
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