Secretary Karen Ross of CDFA Will be the Guest Speaker at American Pistachio Growers’ July Luncheon
Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), will speak at APG's July Member Luncheon. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Karen to the position on January 12, 2011. Secretary Ross has deep leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California. Prior to joining CDFA, she was the chief of staff for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a position she accepted in 2009. Prior to that appointment, she served as President of the California Association of Winegrape Growers from 1996-2009, and as Vice-President of the Agricultural Council of California from 1989-1996.