Celebrating National Farmworker Awareness Week

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is highlighting the essential role farmworkers play in our food system.

CDFA is posting on its website how the department supports initiatives to help farmworkers at every stage of their careers, from entry-level positions to leadership roles within the agricultural sector.

A key initiative is the Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training Grant Program.

That program provides resources and training opportunities to launch careers in agriculture.

The CDFA also has the Specialty Crop Workforce Development Program.

That program ensures farmworkers have access to resources for professional growth and advancement opportunities, such as on the job training.