Monterey County Farm Bureau

Our Mission Statement

Monterey County Farm Bureau is a non-profit, voluntary organization whose members are farmers, ranchers, landowners, Agribusiness people and other interested parties.  As a leader in the Agricultural industry, Monterey County Farm Bureau’s mission is to promote the well being of agriculture through involvement in education, stewardship of natural resources, public policy development, and the resolution of community  challenges.

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Monterey County Farm Bureau was recognized for excellence and innovation in service to members; the award was presented at the 99th California Farm Bureau Federation Awards Dinner in Monterey.

Monterey County Farm Bureau won County of the Year honors among county Farm Bureaus with fewer than 500 Agricultural members. The County Farm Bureau maintains an active presence in local policy and media forums, working with members on agricultural technological innovations in part by collaborating with startup firms on tailoring products and services to the needs of local farmers. Monterey County Farm Bureau also built coalitions with environmental and land-use organizations to protect groundwater rights and diminish saltwater intrusion during discussions on a proposed desalination facility.  The Board also took an active role in creating the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency through the formation of the Salinas Basin Agricultural Water Association.

Left to right: Director April Mackie, Director and Past President Jeff Pereira, President Colby Pereira, Executive Director Norm Groot, and Director Bill Lipe