About Us

About Agri-Culture

Agri-Culture is an education non-profit with 11 endowed funds, scholarship programs, an agricultural leadership program, land conservation program, farmworker housing assistance, and various educational programs.

Officers

Steve Bontadelli

Steve Bontadelli, President

Brussels Sprouts

John Pisturino

John Pisturino, Vice President

Cattle Rancher

Bill Ringe

Bill Ringe, Vice President

Real Estate

Elia Vasquez

Elia Vasquez, Sec/CFO

Strawberries/Herbs

strawberry farmer

Thomas Am Rhein, Past President/ Director Emeritus

Strawberries

Directors

Stephany Aguilar
Councilmember, City of Scotts Valley
Tom Burns
Retired County Planning Director
Georgeann Cowles Eiskamp
Blackberry Grower
Steve Duke
McSherry & Hudson Insurance
Nita Gizdich
Berries/Apples – Gizdich Ranch
Laurel Jones
Cabrillo College
Robert Kitayama
Kitayama Brothers
Nancy Korach
Community Volunteer
Paul Mirassou
B & T Farms
Linda Pavlovich
Driscoll Strawberry Ass. Inc.
Carol Shennan
UCSC, Environmental Studies
Julie Thiebaut
Retired – Community Volunteer
Michael Watkins
Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jess Brown
Executive Director