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County seeks residents to join agriculture task force

Group members to advise Board of Supervisors on ag, ranching issues

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is on the hunt for people looking to serve on the county's Agricultural Advisory Task Force.

The value of crops grown in Contra Costa County rose by more than 7% last year, with an overall value of just over $128 million, revealing the significance of agriculture in the region, according to county officials.

Task force members will offer suggestions and guidance to the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to promoting and protecting agriculture in this region.

The task force will also provide a forum to aid the exchange of information and ideas, promote projects, settle disagreements, assemble relationships, and foster consensus within the agricultural and ranching community, county officials said.

One member will be nominated by each supervisor, and those appointed must be actively involved in agriculture within the county. Task force members will not be compensated.

The first task force meeting will take place in Knightsen, 3020 Second St. at a date yet to be determined.

Applications should be submitted no later than Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the county website or contact Chad Godoy, agricultural commissioner and director of weights and measures, at chad.godoy@ag.cccounty.us or 646-5250.

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