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Employment and Immigration Attorney to Provide Keynote Address at Colusa Farm Show Breakfast

Employment and Immigration Attorney to Provide Keynote Address at Colusa Farm Show Breakfast

Washington, D.C., attorney Monte Lake will address the 12th Annual Colusa Farm Show Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 on the topic Immigration Reform and Agriculture: Prospects for New Farm Worker Programs in 2014.

The breakfast will take place in Saint Bernadette’s Hall, 745 Ware Ave., in Colusa, Calif., at 7 a.m. Hosted by alumni of the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture, the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, and Alpha Gamma Rho, the event has raised nearly $200,000 for scholarships and leadership programs in its 12-year history. 

For more than 30 years, Lake has practiced employment and business immigration law. He is involved in the development of public policy before Congress and federal agencies, where he has obtained successful legislative results on immigration, labor, environmental, agricultural and health care issues, among others. Lake serves as counsel to several national and regional associations including the California Farm Bureau Federation and the Nisei Farmers League.  He previously served as a deputy district attorney and deputy attorney general in Sacramento. Lake has been actively involved in the ongoing efforts to see comprehensive immigration reform to allow California farms a reliable work force.

Colusa Farm Show Breakfast sponsorships are welcome, and tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 by contacting the College of Agriculture office at 530-898-5844. If tickets are still available, the ticket price will rise to $40 at the door. All proceeds go to the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture and the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. 

For more information, please contact Sarah DeForest at 530-898-3737 or sdeforest@csuchico.edu.