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Ventura County Agriculture

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Agriculture is a vital part of the economy in Ventura County.

U.C. Cooperative Extension in Ventura County is working to keep agriculture sustainable by solving short-and long-term challenges including:

  • plant nutrition
  • plant pests and diseases
  • water quality use and conservation
  • new crop and plant variety introductions
  • improved cultivation practices.

The Western Extension Sustainability Summit report came out this this week in Rural Connections a publication of the Western Rural Development Center.  It addresses sustainability issues of climate, land, water, food and energy.  UCCE Ventura youth development advisor and Strategic Initiative Leader, Sustainable Food Systems initiative contributed an article to the publication.   Please link here for this issue