Santa Maria Chapter
California Women for Agriculture

Community Projects

We work year round on the following community projects.  If any are of interest to you, please contact the chairperson to find out how you can get involved:
  • Casino Night September 30, 2017
    • Our largest annual fundraiser that makes the rest of what we do possible, to be held in September  2017 at the Santa Maria Fairpark.  Contact any member to get your tickets!  Contact Amber Simmons asimmons@amblaw.com or Lauretta Griffin lauretta@innovativeproduce.com  
  • Santa Barbara County Agricultural Advisory Committee
    • A 12 member committee, including one CWA member, that meets monthly and advises the County Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and other County departments on a variety of agriculturally-related matters. Contact Wilja Happe  at wilja.happe@cox.net
  • Santa Barbara County Fair CWA Display
    • An educational display put on at the Santa Barbara County Fair held each July in Santa Maria.  Contact Kathryn Donovan, kdonovan1@aol.com
  • Santa Maria Strawberry Festival 
    •  A fun filled event for the whole family celebrating Santa Maria's famed strawberries!  Contact Roberta Alderete at robertaaalderete@gmail.com
  • State Legislative Visits
    • a trip to the California State Capitol Building each Spring, in which the Santa Maria chapter, along with numerous others from throughout the state, have face to face meetings with state legislators to help educate them about pending legislation that is important to agriculture.  Contact Amber Simmons asimmons@amblaw.com
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