Agriculture contributes

billions of dollars to the local economy and provides jobs to people throughout our communities.  But as you drive through the Monterey Bay region it is also obvious that agriculture provides a beautiful working landscape, rich history, and deep-rooted heritage that are unique treasures the people of this region enjoy.  The rich agricultural history and diversity of cultures and languages formed the foundation upon which cutting edge technology, modern agronomic sciences, and world-class production practices now define farming in Monterey County.As you visit our county, be sure to sample the sights, sounds, and tastes of world-class agriculture, the cooking it inspires, and the uniqueness of our natural beauty that includes the Marine Sanctuary, Big Sur, and the Pinnacles.

Monterey County Farm Bureau is a member organization of the California Farm Bureau Federation; California is unique amongst state Farm Bureau organizations in that it has local offices with staff in 53 counties.  California Farm Bureau Federation, in turn, is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, comprising 51 state and territory Farm Bureau organizations and their member County organizations.

Monterey County Farm

Bureau has been named County of the Year by the Calfiornia Farm Bureau (for our membership category) for the sixth consecutive year and seven out of the last eight years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2014.  We are proud of our accomplishments for the local agricultural community by Keeping Farmers Growing!  Watch the video or our accomplishments in 2021 here!

Monterey County Farm Bureau celebrated 100 years of service to the Monterey County Agriculture community with a big event on September 30, 2017.