Focus Agriculture is Agri-Culture’s “first-in-the-nation” educational program. It is an opportunity for community leaders to participate in a nine-session intensive program acquiring knowledge about a broad spectrum of agriculture. The once-a-month day-long seminars, including farm tours and hands-on experience, cover such topics as:
- Production and labor
- Ethnic groups in agriculture
- Government relations and politics
- Regional diversity of commodities produced
- Environment and technology
- Marketing and foreign competition
- Farm tours and hands-on experience
Agri-Culture will grant each class member $1,500 toward the tuition expense. The class member will pay the remaining $500. One hundred dollars will be refunded if the participant has achieved 100% attendance for all sessions.
Now accepting applications
Twenty-one participants will be chosen for Class 30. Seminars will be held one Friday each month, unless otherwise scheduled, commencing Friday, March 8, 2019. You can read more on the Focus Agriculture FAQs page.
Applications are due Friday, Januay 16, 2019. Applications submitted prior to December 21, 2018 will be considered for early admission.
Applications are also available at the Agri-Culture office:
141 Monte Vista Ave, Watsonville
You can download and complete a PDF application, or complete the form below.