Far West Dealers at the 2018 World Ag Expo
The World Ag Expo is the largest annual outdoor agricultural exposition. Each year it is held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California. It has officially been designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an affiliate of the Foreign Buyer Program, which encourages exportation of American made goods.
The 2018 World Ag Expo featured a visit by US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, 1,480 exhibitors and 106,700 attendees from 49 states and 63 countries.
Ag Day highlights economic value
Hosted in partnership with California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Ag Day brings farmers and ranchers together with legislators, government leaders and the public to inform and educate about the value of agriculture to California's economic landscape.
Ag Day 2018, held March 20 at the Capital, offered equipment dealers an opportunity to demonstrate the tools available to consumers to diagnose and repair their equipment. Dealers used the day to discuss the negative impacts of right-to-repair legislation introduced this session in California. John Deere and Valley Truck & Tractor were on hand with two 6R tractors to show how diagnostics tools empower consumers.
2018 California Ag Day
Friends of FWEDA
FWEDA partners with the dealer community to raise funds for education and training.
Annual Silent Auction
FWEDA's Board of Directors formed the “Friends of FWEDA” Silent Auction Committee to coordinate and drive the annual fund-raising event, which raises money for workforce development and legislative programs. The Friends of FWEDA committee, appointed by the board, is tasked with developing an action plan and budget, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, fund-raising and executing the auction each year. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should contact association staff or any board member.