What We Do

What We Do

Monterey County Farm Bureau

Monterey County Farm Bureau supports the people that work the land.  Our organization serves as a collective voice for farmers and ranchers and provides information, benefits and services to our members.

Farm Bureau cooperates with other agricultural organizations to fulfill its purpose of working for the solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community.

We fight for sensible land-use policies. We protect the county’s water supply and local water quality.  We encourage regulators to adopt effective but fair, technically feasible rules and to evenly enforce those rules.  We empower our members with information.  We reach out to many different organizations and entities to seek solutions to often complex problems.  We work to share agriculture with those who may only know their food from the grocery store.  And we offer individual farmers and ranchers the opportunity to unite with others who share their concerns and interests, so they can speak with one powerful voice at the local, state and national levels.

Monterey County Farm Bureau was recognized as the 2023 County of The Year award recipient at the California Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting, winning this award in eight of the last ten years.  Noted areas of achievement for Activities of Excellence: Membership, Policy Implementation, Leadership, Ag Education, and Public Relations.

California Farm Bureau

The California Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization, comprised of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing approximately 45,000 members in 56 counties. Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources. Learn more on their web site at www.cfbf.com.

California Farm Bureau has numerous committees that offer opportunities for local farmers and ranchers to have a voice in statewide public policy development.

American Farm Bureau

AFBF is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through our grassroots organization to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

Farm Bureau is unique in that all local members have voices in both state and federal policy issues.  Grass-roots in nature, public policy positions start at the County Farm Bureau level, are considered for state policy positions, and ultimately are incorporated into federal policy positions.  This gives the farmer and rancher in our County a voice at many levels of government and agency policies. 

Learn more on their web site at www.fb.org.