The Farm Bureau strives to be the No. 1 source of accurate, reliable information about Ventura County agriculture. If you're
researching a story, gathering information for a report, or seeking answers to common questions about the county's most
visible industry, we hope you’ll turn to us first. If we don't have the answers you need, we’ll refer you to someone who
does. Email John Krist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you have any questions.
Ventura County farmers and ranchers can provide first-hand information about agricultural issues and topics. Reporters interested in speaking to local growers should contact the Farm Bureau at (805) 289-0155 for a referral.
The University of California sponsors research into a broad array of agricultural topics, from pests and pathogens to nutrition, economics and immigration. In addition, the UC Cooperative Extension maintains an office in Ventura that is staffed by experts in a variety of subjects.
A variety of useful statistical data about agriculture is collected by the state and federal governments.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service
2012 Census of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service
California Department of Conservation’s Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
Click on any of the titles below to download PDF versions of policy papers issued by the Farm Bureau
and other community organizations.
Farm Bureau of Ventura County Land Use Policy.
A Community of Good Stewards: Building a Sustainable Food System in Ventura County, published by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Land Use Principles to Achieve Agricultural Sustainability in Ventura County, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Farm Worker Housing: A Crisis Calling for Community Action, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Farming Near Schools: A Community Based Approach for Protecting Children, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
2015 State of the Region Report by the Ventura County Civic Alliance.
The Future of Ventura County Agriculture: Issues and Opportunities for Workers and Growers, commissioned by the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board and produced by the UCSB Economic Forecast Project and California Lutheran University.
Everyone is eligible to join. Whether you're a farmer, rancher, business owner or simply a resident who appreciates Ventura County's delicious, locally grown food, there is a Farm Bureau membership that fits your interests and budget.