The Agricultural Advisory Council helps enhance the outreach efforts of the Cal Expo Board of Directors in the Agricultural community and advises the Board on matters pertaining to Agriculture at the State Fair and interim events. Agricultural Advisory Council members are leaders from key segments of the agriculture community.
John Chiles, Chair
Chris Zanobini, Vice Chair
California Agricultural Heritage Committee
Advises the Fair staff in the development and promotion of the California Agricultural Heritage Club (Ag Heritage Club) in cooperation with partners.
California Recognition and Celebration Committee
The Gala/California’s Wine/Agriculturalist of the Year committee promotes the California State Fair through recognition of both individuals and organizations or businesses involved in agriculture.
Equine Program Committee
Shall promote Equine Programs through the annual fair and interim events.
Farm and Food Committee
The committee focuses on showcasing California food production, agriculture, technology, sustainability, nutrition, farming techniques and practices both old and new, as well as, environmental interactions and impacts of production and food safety.
Livestock and Animal Care Committee
The committee is responsible for establishing and maintaining a professional and responsible approach regarding the health, care and welfare of all animals housed within its facilities while upholding the animal agriculture education mission of the California State Fair.
Youth Development & Recognition Committee
The committee assists in the selection process of the State Fair scholarship recipients. The committee also assists the State Fair in organizing and coordinating the various aspects of the annual livestock State Fair Sale of Champions.