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Fresno Unified School District Nutrition Center Tour & Luncheon

Luncheon Speaker - Sergeant Ryan Hushaw of the Agricultural Crimes Task-Force

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Fresno Unified Nutrition Center Tour & Luncheon

Please join Ag Lenders on a tour of the Fresno Unified School District Nutrition Center, which prepares and packages food for students attending schools in the Fresno area.
Then, attend a luncheon at Marie Calendars where Sergeant Ryan Hushaw from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will discuss crime trends and topics in agriculture.

$40 Members
$50 Non-members
Event Details:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Arrive at the Fresno Unified Nutrition Center at 10:15 am
The tour will begin at 10:30 am

Fresno Unified Nutrition Center
4480 N Brawley Ave
Fresno, CA 93722

Lunch at Marie Calendars - 12:00 pm
Special Guest Speaker, Sergeant Ryan Hushaw - 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Marie Calendars
3602 W Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711 

Fresno Unified Nutrition Center
The Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) Nutrition Center prepares and packages food for students attending schools in the Fresno area. The FUSD Nutrition Center serves 105 schools with over 80,000 meals a day, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks, which produces over 16 million meals per year. One of the focuses of this facility is to provide students nutritionally sound meals that will help enhance their ability to learn. The director of the Nutrition Center and member of the Fresno Farmer System Alliance, Jose Alvarado, collaborates with the Fresno Farm to School program to increase healthy and nutritious food options for students. The Fresno Farm to School program allows farmers to sell directly to local school districts in Fresno County in order to provide the students with healthier and fresher choices.  These efforts are creating new relationships and innovative thinking about food and farming in the largest food producing region of the United States. Please visit Fresno Unified School District Food Service website for further information: For information on Fresno Food System Alliance click here. To read more about Farm to School click here.

 Luncheon Speaker - Sergeant Ryan Hushaw
Sergeant Ryan Hushaw has been employed by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. Mr. Hushaw graduated from Fresno State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology -Law Enforcement. He also has a certificate of studies in alcohol and drug addiction. Sergeant Ryan's previous assignments with the Sheriff's Office were patrolling, Boating Enforcement Unit, K-9 unit, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse investigations, and the Air Support Unit as a Tactical Flight Officer.  In 2010, Mr. Hushaw was promoted to Sheriff's Sergeant and currently oversees the Agricultural Crimes Task-Force. There are seven detectives assigned to his unit, which investigates any crime with a nexus to the Ag community and all metal thefts in Fresno County. Please visit the Fresno County's Ag Task Force website for further information:

A special thank you!

Thank you to all our members for attending the 2015 Ag Lenders Society of California Annual Meeting. We appreciate you taking the time to participate in this annual event, and hope that the information and dialogue provided was informative and entertaining. A special thank you to Farmer Mac Economist Mr. Jackson Takach and Mr. Damian Mason who gave thought-provoking, entertaining and engaging speeches.

To listen to an interview with Farmer Mac Economist Mr. Jackson Takach, please click the link from Farm City Newsday hosted by Sabrina Hill on AgNet West.  


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