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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 […]

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture at the Santa Paula Art Museum

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture at the Santa Paula Art Museum

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Ag Art Alliance presents  The Tenth Annual Art About Agriculture November 11, 2017 through February 25, 2018 $500 in prizes will be awarded Art will be on exhibit at the Santa Paula Art Museum 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, California, 93060 www.santapaulaartmuseum.org About the Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art […]

Learning to farm on Mars could actually save agriculture on Earth

Learning to farm on Mars could actually save agriculture on Earth

Can we, uh, not give up on this planet quite yet? Not Mars This is the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. Not Mars. But it’s clear why Matt Damon filmed parts of The Martian here. Wikimedia Commons When I first spoke with Gene Giacomelli, he was overlooking an earthbound vineyard. Wine tasting that afternoon in […]

Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

 By Sheryl Hamlin The 2017 Ventura County Ag Summit hosted by the Office of the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner packed the conference room of the County Office of Education in Camarillo where Masters of Ceremonies Richard and Bonnie Atmore shared a bit of their professional and family lives with the audience, as they announced the […]

Fifth Annual Ventura County Farm Day Seeks Sponsors, Mascot

Fifth Annual Ventura County Farm Day Seeks Sponsors, Mascot

The 5th Annual Ventura Farm Day, set for Saturday, November 4, is seeking sponsors. During Farm Day, more than 20 Ventura County farms open their doors and invite the public to learn how their food is grown. “We are looking for sponsors who want to be part of this free, fun and informative event that […]

Board of Supervisors start process to Restrict Property Rights in Wildlife Corridors

Board of Supervisors start process to Restrict Property Rights in Wildlife Corridors

By Debra Tash Like other entities in California the County of Ventura is going through a revision to its general plan.  At the Board’s January 24th meeting, Supervisors Steve Bennett and Linda Parks pushed the start button on a new push to restrict over the counter permits (ministerial) and exempt uses in the unincorporated/agricultural/open space […]

SEEAG Receives Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

SEEAG Receives Grant From Reiter Affiliated Companies

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), a nonprofit organization that helps young students understand and appreciate the origins of their food, has received a $5,000 grant from Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC). The grant funds will help SEEAG expand its education efforts through its Journey of Our Food school programs and its annual Ventura County Farm […]

This Farm Is Crusading To Save Big Ag

This Farm Is Crusading To Save Big Ag

On the windswept plains of Indiana, viagra a gang of dairy farmers are trying to save modern agriculture from the forces of ignorance. Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farm is an unusual tourist attraction, for sale to say the least. Built on the site of a vast dairy farming operation in rural Indiana, Dairy Adventure […]

Farmers Blast Gov. Jerry Brown’s Dairy Farm Killing Legislation

Farmers Blast Gov. Jerry Brown’s Dairy Farm Killing Legislation

California farmers claimed Tuesday that a law regulating cow flatulence passed by the state’s Democratic governor could decimate the state’s agricultural industry. The law, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, was passed to help the state fight so-called man-made global warming, but the agricultural industry has come out swinging, arguing it will almost certainly […]

Annual “Art About Agriculture” Continues to Bear Fruit

Annual “Art About Agriculture” Continues to Bear Fruit

November 12, 2016 – February 26, 2017 at the Santa Paula Art Museum The annual “Art About Agriculture,” a homegrown art exhibition rooted to our region’s agrarian heritage, continues to flourish at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Presented by the Ag Art Alliance, this year’s show?the ninth annual?features fresh works by 65 contemporary artists. The […]