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SEEAG Expands Board, Adds Three New Members

SEEAG Expands Board, Adds Three New Members

Ventura, Calif. (December 17, 2018) — Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) has expanded its board by adding three new members. Named to the board are Heidi Whitcomb, CEO of Ventura Rental Party & Events, Melinda Beardsley, president of Beardsley & Son and Bradley Dykes, branch manager of Morgan Stanley in Oxnard. For Whitcomb, the […]

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

For Farmers| Water/Metering Workshops

Fox Canyon GMA hosts AMI/water market workshop Groundwater pumpers within the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency’s boundaries are encourage to attend a workshop to learn more about a recently adopted ordinance requiring the implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, as well as the launch of a water market pilot for the Oxnard Plain basin. […]

SEEAG Receives $7,500 Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

SEEAG Receives $7,500 Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

Ventura, Calif. (February 14, 2018) — Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization that helps young students understand and appreciate the origins of their food, received a $7,500 grant from Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC). The funds will help SEEAG expand its education efforts through its Journey of Our Food agricultural and nutrition school […]

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Agriculture: Spray Safe registration opens

Registration is now open for the sixth Ventura County Spray Safe event. This year’s keynote speaker will be Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The event will be on Tuesday, March 20, in the Agriculture Building (Santa Cruz Hall) at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Program 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Registration […]

Healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow: Strawberries embody the contradictions of California agriculture

Healthy to eat, unhealthy to grow: Strawberries embody the contradictions of California agriculture

By Julie Guthman, Professor of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Suspected infestation of Macrophomina phaseolina, a “novel” soil pathogen, in the non-fumigated buffer zone …

​Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness | 10th Anniversary

​Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness | 10th Anniversary

SANTA PAULA, CA – Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its tenth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 81 artworks at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture, 70 artists from across the country portray the beauty and bounty of agriculture […]

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos | Visit All Four Locations in Santa Paula

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos | Visit All Four Locations in Santa Paula

Families and Visitors of All Ages | You’re Invited to Join this Community-Wide Celebration Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at four different Santa Paula locations, including the California Oil Museum, the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, the Santa Paula Art Museum and Santa Paula Cemetery. This free, family-friendly event is a […]

KIDS, Where DOES Our Food Come From? | SEEAG Has $8k Answers

KIDS, Where DOES Our Food Come From? | SEEAG Has $8k Answers

Ventura County, Calif. Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization that helps young students understand and appreciate the origins of their food, has received an $8,000 grant from the Schwemm Family Foundation. The grant will support SEEAG’s Ventura County Childhood Wellness Initiative, where children learn the importance of eating diverse fruits and vegetables […]

Western Growers’ Statement in Support of SB 623

Western Growers’ Statement in Support of SB 623

Western Growers Executive Vice President Dave Puglia released the following statement following the press conference that was held in support of SB 623 (Monning — Carmel), a bill that provides clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities that do not have access to or cannot afford clean drinking water: “The act of farming necessarily requires nutrients […]

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5 Percent of June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5 Percent of June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 three Whole Food Market stores will donate 5 percent of their day’s net sales to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) to support the organization’s agricultural education efforts. SEEAG helps young students understand the origins of their food by providing classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms including […]