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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North Valley CWA Membership Information coming soon. For information now, 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 CWA- Social/ Meeting

August 16, 2016, 6:00pm - August 16, 2016, 8:00pm

It's time to reconnect and get social! This month's meeting will definitely be more pleasure than business. There will be a BRIEF meeting and a very light agenda, sharing what's coming up and what c...

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! The 2016 Burgers & BREWS festival & competition is set for Sunday September 4th! This fun-filled family event is CWA, San Luis Obispo Counties primary fundraiser for the 4-H, FFA and collegiate scholarship program. Your ticket purchases & donations will support local youth involved in agriculture as an overall mission to promote & protect the next generation of the agricultural industry. The local vendors are determined to win this year's People's Choice Award - so loosen your belt and come try them all!! Tickets available at
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Congratulations Joan Webster on being recognized with the 2016 Common Threads North Award. Your CWA sisters are always in awe of your passion, commitment and dedication to agriculture. Thank you for always being the example for us to follow. Her fan club took up three tables! Thanks to Daniel Householder, Kelly Mora, Carolina Burreson, Angie Carpenter, Kelly Tennis Doornbos and husband Rob, Audrey Tennis, Angela Cascone, Kathy Chance, Rose Tryon and Husband Mike. Pat and Sharon Gore, Maureen Luikens, Kirsten Southam and Sally Lackett ... See MoreSee Less

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