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April 8, 2020

Agri-Culture graduates 30th class

WATSONVILLE—Fall brings graduation to the Watsonville-based, national award-winning Focus Agriculture program, created by the Agri-Culture organization. 

A ceremony and reception was held at the Pajaro Valley Historical Association’s Bockius-Orr house on Beach Street in Watsonville for Class 30 of the Focus Agriculture program in early November.  

John Laird, secretary (Ret.), California Natural Resources Agency, and graduate of Focus Agriculture, was the featured speaker. 

Each participant received a certificate.  

“This was an excellent class,” said Agri-Culture president Steve Bontadelli. “We are appreciative of the speakers and participants for giving their time during the year.”

Those interested in applying for the next class, which begins in March 2020, can call the Agri-Culture office at (831) 722-6622 or email [email protected] 

Your name will be placed on a mailing list for applications that will be released in early December.

Focus Agriculture is a “first-in-the-nation” program that aims to give community leaders the chance to learn firsthand about agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. The nine-session program covers topics such as ethnic groups in agriculture, labor, new technology, land use, politics, the environment and health care.


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