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​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 […]

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 […]