California Women for Ag

About Us

Who We Are

We are women dedicated to the survival of agriculture, who unite as “California Women for Agriculture
, to function as a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-commercial action group and a voice for Agriculture.



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 over 1500 members across the state, CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state. Our members are actively engaged in public relations, education and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.


Our Mission

Is to promote and develop the interest of California women involved in or interested in agriculture and to promote a strong agriculture industry in California. CWA’s efforts are guided by 5 principle objectives:

  1. Speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner.
  2. Keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture.
  3. Join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural issues and challenges in the agriculture community.
  4. Improve the public image of farmers by educating the public about farming.
  5. Develop a rapport with consumers, educators, and governmental & business leaders in communities throughout the State of California.