What We Do
Ventura County agriculture has a long, rich and dynamic heritage. Crops have been grown commercially here since the mid-1800s; for most of a century, farming and ranching were the single most important economic activity in the region.
Agriculture’s economic role has diminished, but farming still shapes the county’s landscape and culture to a unique degree in coastal Southern California. The remarkable fact that there is an acre of irrigated farmland in Ventura County for every acre of city — despite the county’s proximity to a sprawling metropolis of nearly 18 million people — means that farming plays a critical role in maintaining the quality of life Ventura County residents cherish. Everyone here has a stake in agriculture’s success.
For more than a century, Farm Bureau of Ventura County has been dedicated to ensuring that farmers and ranchers survive and thrive. As an advocate for the county’s agricultural industry, we promote policies and foster community action intended to preserve this industry’s sustainability and vitality. We are an independent, non-partisan organization that is not affiliated with any government entity. Our members include a broad cross-section of the agricultural community, from the smallest operations to the largest, both conventional and organic, producing more than 100 commodities.