Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market General Manager, Nancy Casady has been appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture.
Casady has been the General Manager at People’s Market since 1997. Casady has served as Vice President of the National Cooperative Grocers’ Association from 2006 – 2009 and was a member of the National Cooperative Development Board from 2009 – 2011. Additionally, Casady was co-owner of Casady Whole Foods Market from 1988 – 1994.
Agriculture is a major industry in California. With 88,000 farms and ranches, including the largest number of organic farms in the nation located in San Diego, California agriculture is nearly a $36.6 billion dollar industry that generates at least $100 billion in related economic activity. The goals of the California Department of Food and Agriculture include: ensuring that only safe and quality food reaches the consumer, protecting against invasion of exotic pests and diseases, promoting California agriculture and food products both at home and abroad, ensuring an equitable and orderly marketplace for California’s agricultural products, and building coalitions supporting the state’s agricultural infrastructure to meet evolving industry needs.
With the Governor’s appointment of Casady, and with her combined years of experience and her determination to create a sustainable world, California—the nation’s breadbasket for produce—has gained a valuable asset for farmers, consumers, and the environment.
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