Luawanna Hallstrom is

Principal Of
Collaborative Communications™

Previously she served as Chief Operating Officer for Harry Singh & Sons, a family owned vine-ripe tomato producer in the U.S and General Manager of Oceanside Produce Inc, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science at California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.

She has served as a member of several agricultural organizations including California Farm Bureau, Western Growers Association, Roots of Change Council, Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Presidents Advisory Council and U.C. President’s Advisory Council.

Currently she serves as Principal and Owner of Collaborative Communications and Co-chair of the National Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform, a leader with the Agricultural Workforce Coalition. As a member of the California State Food and Ag board she Co-chairs the California Ag Vision 2030.

Ms. Hallstrom promotes economic and social development, health, human rights, international goodwill and understanding.  Work includes supporting legislation and policy promoting a sustainable agricultural industry, immigration reform, food safety and a secure domestic food supply for our nation.

Her work has been recognized Internationally and Statewide filling a serious need. Over the last 25 plus years she has listened, learned and taken action as a voice of Agriculture - focusing on issues through meaningful and original stories, providing insights into the industry of Agriculture, building bridges and developing relationships.

Some of her work has been featured through various documentaries,
C-Span, and feature stories.

Employment History / Advocacy

Principal and Owner

Collaborative Communications™

President

National Council of
Agricultural Employers

Chief Operating Officer

Harry Singh & Sons

General Business Manager
Oceanside Produce, Inc.

Chairwoman
Labor Committee

California Farm Bureau Federation

Co-Chair

Agricultural Coalition for
Immigration Reform

 

Current BoardS & Affiliations

Commissioner

President's Advisory Commission
on Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Advisory Council Member

College of Agriculture,
Food & Environmental Sciences

Cal Poly University

Member

San Diego Farm Bureau

 

Past BoardS & Affiliations

Member
California State Board of
Food and Agriculture

Board Member

Western Growers Association

Delegate

California Farm Bureau Federation

Advisory Committee Member
American Farm Bureau