The Ag Crimes and Terrorism Summit aims to raise awareness within the agricultural community and to provide strategies that minimize agricultural crimes and terrorism – both foreign and domestic – in the San Joaquin Valley.

Tom Knowles, of the Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center, will discuss the psychological and economic impacts of agroterrorism and vulnerabilities of the food and water systems in California.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is also scheduled to speak about the recent Harris Ranch arson attacks and how local farms and ranches can better protect themselves against crime.

Growers and industry representatives are encouraged to attend.

RSVP required.

Fresno and Tulare growers are encouraged to attend on Thursday, March 29, 2012:

Kings and Madera growers are encouraged to attend on Thursday, April 12, 2012:

The summit is co-sponsored by:

  • Fresno County Farm Bureau
  • Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner
  • UC Cooperative Extension-Fresno County