Agri-Culture announced that Aromas native Lauren Bellone has been awarded its Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship for 2012. The Scholarship is a $1,000 award for a student who has participated in the California High School Rodeo Association District 4, or a California 4-H Horse program within the same geographical boundaries: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
New challenges for farming and the organic food movement
By: Garrett McAuliffe
Sarah Wood has been traveling the country for the past two years, volunteering at urban homesteads and organic farms in exchange for fresh food and a place to stay. Along the way, the 24-year-old has gathered knowledge and skills she hopes will one day translate to having a farm of her own.
An elaborate exhibit featuring Santa Cruz County received a Silver Medal at the California State Fair in Sacramento last week. The exhibit was among 30 County displays that were shown at the State Fair.