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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 1/29/08
Contact: Nikki Johanson, 360-779-6523, info@kitsapag.org

Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance Hosts Pierce Conservation District Roundtable

Silverdale, WA. - January 22, 2009 - The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance will present two members from our neighboring Pierce Conservation District at their next meeting, Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Monty Mahan, Executive Director and Sarah Garitone, Program Manager, will share programs they have implemented in Pierce County to assist local agriculture. 

The Pierce Conservation District has been a lead agency in retaining local family farms and high quality agricultural soils in Pierce County since 1948.  Recent work in close coordination with Pierce County government and the Pierce County WSU Extension has focused upon regulatory reform and marketing assistance to keep local family farms profitable. 

District programs have included buying locally produced wholesale vegetables at retail rates for distribution to low income seniors and disabled, marketing assistance to farmers markets, support for community gardens and startup food cooperatives, and support for the Pierce County Farming Assistance, Revitalization and Marketing Board. 

More information on these programs may be obtained at www.piercecountycd.org or by contacting the Pierce Conservation District at 253-845-9770. 

The KCAA organization meets the first Tuesday of the month (except the July meeting is the second Tuesday) at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton.   For more information, please call 360-779-6523

 About Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance

The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) is a non-profit membership organization that provides advocacy for agriculture on the Kitsap Peninsula.  KCAA’s mission covers all aspects of agriculture for commercial production and pleasure, including livestock, produce, aquaculture, tree farming, equestrian interests, land holders and others.  For more information, contact KCAA President Nikki Johanson at 360-779-6523, email info@kitsapag.org, or visit www.kitsapag.org

Media Contact:  William Looney at 360-697-3518 or KCAA informational line at 360-779-6523.

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