Laguna Niguel, CA, February 7, 2020 – Agt3 Holdings, an indoor vertical growing technology company, announced the appointment of its newest board member, A.G. Kawamura. The former Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture (2003-2010) has joined Agt3 Holdings board of agriculture industry leaders and innovators.
The Agt3 Holdings board is composed of leaders in the agricultural industry who bring with them unparalleled experience and expertise in sustainable, economically strong urban farming. The board members provide strategic insight and support to further Agt3 Holdings’ mission to build sustainable farms in urban areas across the nation, and address issues concerning the rapidly evolving urban agriculture landscape.
“I am proud to welcome A.G. Kawamura, whose work has helped shape and define California’s agricultural industry,” commented Agt3 Holdings CEO Ed Horton. “A.G.’s extensive expertise in innovative farming and sustainable agriculture will be invaluable to the Agt3 Holdings Board.”
Kawamura serves on several boards and committees including as co-chair of Solutions From the Land, a non-profit organization that provides climate-conscious management practices and strategies to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and stakeholders; AGree Initiative’ s Ag Advisory Committee; the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), a policy division of the National Academy of Sciences’ Natural Resource Council; Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Ag Advisory Committee; Trustee for the Council on Agriculture, Science and Technology (CAST); American Farmland Trust; The 25x25 Alliance, a national coalition of renewable energy stakeholders; Advisory Committee for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at U.C. Davis; former chair and current board member of the Western Growers Association. He is dedicated to the goal of ending hunger in his lifetime and has worked in innovative ways to provide fresh produce to local food banks through his non-profit, Orange County Harvest. Currently, and through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he and his brother Matt Kawamura are building an exciting, interactive 21st century agricultural solution showcase at the OC Great Park in Irvine, CA.
An advocate of water conservation and responsibility, Kawamura also serves on the boards of the Southern California Water Committee, WateReuse, and is a founding member of the Delta Vision Foundation.
“I’m delighted to join the Agt3 Holdings Board,” commented A.G. Kawamura, an industry veteran and 3rd generation progressive farmer from California. “With the rapid expansion of urban agriculture, innovative vertical farms like Agt3 Holdings offer a solution to the changing landscape. I look forward to collaborating with Ag t3 Holdings and its board of like-minded visionaries.”
The board is chaired by Ed Horton.
Agt3 Holdings is located in Laguna Niguel, CA. For more information, please visit www.agt3.com
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA, Agt3 Holdings indoor vertical growing technology company. Their CEA (Controlled Environmental Agriculture) facility allows customers to produce organic produce, flowers, or CBD hemp year-round, using advanced LED lighting technology, atmospheric water generation, while using 93% less water than conventional farms producing similar yields. Their mission is to build Urban Farms in communities across the world, thus stimulating economies and creating local jobs all while reducing agriculture's carbon footprint and its dependency on oil. For more information, please visit: www.agt3.com or connect with Agt3 Holdings on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
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