The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will take its show on the road Tuesday, touring two farms before stopping at a winery in Winters for lunch and a panel discussion and then returning to Woodland for a regular board meeting in the afternoon.
The Ag Tour will give board members an up-close-and-personal look at Muller Ranch, where discussions will center on agriculture, processing and day-to-day farming; and Chowdown Farm, where the focus will be on the economics of small farms.
In between, the supervisors, traveling by bus, will hear presentations by Michelle Stephens, Yolo County’s farmbudsman; Mary Kimball, executive director of the Center for Land-Based Learning; and Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young.
The entourage will stop at Turkovich Winery for lunch and hear from speakers including Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis School of Agriculture; Chris Turkovich of Turkovich Wines; Tim O’Halloran of the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District; and Jim Etters of Yoche DeHe.
After returning to Woodland, the board will open its regular board meeting at 2 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors chambers at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St.
Items on the agenda include an update on public safety realignment in Yolo County and consideration of an application by CBS Radio for an outdoor festival license to hold a concert at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg in October.
See the full agenda at http://yoloagenda.yolocounty.org/agenda_publish.cfm?dsp=ag&seq=247
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