Monday, June 25, 2007

Solano EDC to Welcome Farmland Trust Speaker

Solano EDC to Welcome Farmland Trust Speaker

Ralph Grossi, president of the American Farmland Trust (AFT) will be the featured speaker at a Solano Economic Development Corporation dinner meeting Wednesday.
The dinner will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Solano Economic Development Corporation at 864-1855. Cost is $60 per person.

Grossi, a third-generation farmer, has headed AFT since 1985, and directed its growth from two offices to 10 offices with 55 staff members across the nation.

He is leading American Farmland Trust's campaign to transform U.S. farm policy to strengthen American agriculture and increase the public benefits from federal farm policies.

The event is sponsored by CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering; Gaw VanMale; Kaiser Permanente, Solano County; Solano Land Trust; Triad Communities and the University of California, Davis.

Solano Economic Development Corporation hosts several events throughout the year to bring attention to various economic development-related issues.

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