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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...

EcoFarm welcomes new executive director

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) recently announced Andy Fisher as its new Executive Director. The selection was made after an extensive national search.

Keeping the tradition alive

Walking through a rose garden, it can be hard to resist bending down to take a whiff of at least one flower.

Farm Credit honored for supporting FFA

CALIFORNIA—The Farm Credit Alliance was recently presented with Future Farmers of America’s (FFA) Distinguished Service Citation for its longstanding contributions to the organization and agricultural education in general. Katie Otto, development director for the California FFA Foundation, the state organization’s fundraising arm, said the California...

Sambrailo sees major growth in sustainable packaging line

WATSONVILLE—When Santa Cruz-based natural foods store Staff of Life opened its second location in Watsonville in March, employees from Sambrailo were pleased to see their products featured front and center. Fresh, organic vegetables and fruit in the store’s produce aisle were nestled inside Sambrailo’s sustainable...

Watsonville Airport’s organic farm an ‘uncut diamond’

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WATSONVILLE—On March 30, the Watsonville Municipal Airport (KWVI) announced it had renewed a two-year lease with Watsonville-based Urban Organics, aiming to bring fresh produce to the community as the sole organic farm within city limits. At the southernmost tip of airport property, just over the...

Kindergarteners visit Watsonville’s Crystal Bay Farm

WATSONVILLE—Thick fog rolled in and blanketed Crystal Bay Farm Wednesday morning, but the fields of the farm were teeming with life. A group of kindergarteners from Valencia Elementary School in Aptos, along with parents and teacher Karen Richmond, were visiting the organic farm  just off...

Ag Tech Summit returns to Hartnell College

NOTE: This article was contributed by the King City Rustler SALINAS—The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns to Hartnell College on March 17-18, promising another deep dive into the latest tactics, equipment and thinking to maximize profit and consumer satisfaction in the fresh produce industry. The...

Ag Calendar | Aug. 2019

Some agriculture, farm and food events happening this month throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

Ag Calendar | Sept. 2019

Focus on Ag Calendar, Sept. 2019
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Murder arrest at Seabright Beach

A Santa Cruz man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of killing a woman on Seabright State Beach. The Santa Cruz Police Department said...

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