Accepting Applications for Focus Agriculture Class 33

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


Now accepting applications

Twenty participants will be chosen for Class 33. Seminars will be held one Friday each month, unless otherwise scheduled, commencing Friday, March 15, 2024. You can read more on the Focus Agriculture FAQs page.

Applications are due Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Applications submitted prior to December 15, 2023 will be considered for early admission.

Full Application – Focus Agriculture 2024

Applications are also available at the Agri-Culture office:
141 Monte Vista Ave, Watsonville
(831) 722-6622

Online application

You can download and complete a Full Application – Focus Agriculture 2024, or complete the form below.

Contact Information

All communications and information regarding the class will be sent via email so please provide the email address most appropriate for your immediate attention.

Application Questions

Please answer the following questions in full. You may email a resume or additional materials to fully respond; however, each of the following questions below must be answered.


List three people who may be contacted to provide information about your qualifications as a Focus Agriculture participant


I understand that if I am chosen for the program, a $1000 fee will be charged for my participation. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS WILL BE REFUNDED AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM IF I ACHIEVE 100% ATTENDANCE FOR ALL SESSIONS. If I miss two sessions, I may be removed from the program.

Late applications will be prioritized last for purposes of equitable consideration.

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