The 8th Annual Down to Earth Women (DEW) Luncheon, held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, had a record attendance – over 300 women! This event is for women who are involved in, or support, agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. The purpose of the luncheon is to raise funds for Agri-Culture’s Focus Agriculture program, the Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship fund and the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s school programs.
This year’s featured speaker for the event was Brittany Nielsen, News Anchor, KSBW Action News 8, who spoke on the topic “Growing Up Local.”
Also speaking at the event was Cathy Conway, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, who spoke about her experience as a participant in Agri-Culture’s Focus Agriculture program. Matthew Clifton, 2015 Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship recipient, spoke about his schooling and how the scholarship made a positive impact in his education.