Focus Agriculture

Focus Agriculture graduates

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 program has won a national award. Several communities throughout the United States have duplicated this program. 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

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Land Conservation

land conservation

Agri-Culture’s land conservation program intends to preserve agricultural land for future use, and protect those properties from urban development. With the increase in urban development, it has become evident that land must be set aside for agricultural purposes for the benefit of current and future generations. Agri-culture’s conservation program owns agricultural easements for properties owned by farmers to ensure their continued use for agriculture. Currently the organization holds a conservation easement for the Sandhill Bluff property on the North Coast off Santa Cruz.

State Fair Booth

Santa Cruz California State Fair Booth

Agri-Culture takes the lead each year to showcase our county at the California State Fair. Over 800,000 visitors see the booth each year. This booth is then on display at the County Fair.

California State Fair Awards

2016 – Silver Award
2015 – Silver Award
2014 – Silver Award
2013 – Gold Award
2012 – Silver Award
2011 – Gold Award
2010 – Silver Award
2009 – Silver Award
2008 – Gold Award
2007 – Silver Award
2006 – Bronze Award
2005 – Silver Award

Santa Cruz County Fair Awards

2015 – Best of Show
2014 – Best of Show
2013 – Best of Show
2012 – Best of Show


Santa Cruz County Agriculture DVD

Videos are produced on a timely basis to inform the public about agriculture in Santa Cruz County. The most recent video won a national award. To purchase the video, please contact us.

Educational Opportunities & Ag Tours

Educational Agricultural Tours

Each year, Agri-Culture provides numerous local agricultural tours to people from all over the world. The organization also provides numerous educational opportunities for local students. Please contact us for more information.