California Women for Ag

Our Purpose

California Women for Agriculture (CWA) was formed in 1975, in the Coachella Valley. The name was chosen to develop a cross section of members. In fact, the nucleus of the first chapter was made up of consumers, as well as farmers. Today our membership is as diverse as the industry we represent; bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers AND farmers. With 20 chapters and 2,000 plus members across the state, CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state and members are actively engaged in public relations, education and legislative advocacy...

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Our Mission

To promote an educational program in order to develop the interest of California women in agriculture and to promote agriculture in California. To involve women of the State of California for the following general purposes: to speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner; to keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture; to join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural problems in a specific community; to improve the public image of farmers and to develop rapport within agricultural communities throughout the state.

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Get Involved

North Valley CWA Membership Information is found below. Or contact us via email

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Meet Buttercup


Buttercup is a "real" milking cow and is an educational tool used as a REAL hands-on experience for all ages.Buttercup looks like a jersey cow and is branded with the CWA logo on her rear hip, similar to a where a real cattle brand would go!She has a working udder with teats you can really squeeze to get the effect of milking a cow.Buttercup is used by the North Valley Chapter throughout the local region at events, festivals and school functions. Keep track of Buttercup on our Facebook page!

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North Valley Chapter, CA. Women for Ag. shared California FFA's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

As a result of YOUR support and efforts, we received great news today. The Governor has committed to funding for 2017-2018 and beyond! We couldn't have done this without the tremendous support that we...

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Sign this letter and Assemblyman James Gallagher will deliver it to the Governor. #SaveFFA
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As you may have heard, Governor Brown’s recent budget proposal jeopardizes funding for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program in California, the leading agricultural-producing state in the nati...

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Congratulations to our Durham High Scholarship Winners; Ashton Aschenbrener, Makenna Luce and Savannah Southam. ... See MoreSee Less

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North Valley CWA wishes all of our Scholarship Recipients the best of luck with their future educational endeavors & we look forward to seeing them grow into future leaders in the agriculture industry. Thank you to our Scholarship Committee- what a tough job they had choosing among so many wonderful applications. We are proud to have awarded $10,000 in local scholarships this year.
Congratulations: Savannah Southam, Tommy Vasquez, Hunter Allen, Adam Blalock, Taylor Lacey, Hannah Wrenn, Ashton Aschenbrener, Hayley Colwes, Maggie Hall, Dana Brady, Bailey Brownfield, Chloe Fowler and Mary Jane Gwerder
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