Farm Tour Day 2014
Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Fifth Annual Farm Tour Day in San Diego County.
Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take you through their unique farming operations and showcase a variety of the region’s agricultural specialties. Demonstrations, samples, and other fun activities will delight all ages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Diego Grown Exchange
Are you a grower looking to sell produce locally? A business looking to San Diego farmers as part of your nutrition services procurement strategy? Find what you’re looking for at www.sandiegogrown.com, a website created by San Diego County Farm Bureau to connect farmers with commercial buyers.
SDCFB Scholarship Applications Now Available
The Farm Bureau of San Diego County, through the generosity of San Diego County farmers, ranchers, and nursery operators has awarded scholarships to deserving students since the program's inception in 1999. SDCFB Scholarship applications available here.
San Diego Grown 365
San Diego Grown 365 is a Farm Bureau owned brand that gives San Diego producers an edge in the marketplace. It is a trademark that has been in use by San Diego farmers since its development in 2004. (more)
Ag in the Classroom
California Bountiful TV is a 30-minute weekly program produced by the California Farm Bureau Federation, that features stories on the people, places and lifestyles that have made California the nation's largest food-producing state.
California Bountiful, airs on KUSI, Cable 9/Channel 51 in San Diego, check your listings for time
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced recently that a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) now is available for use.
Sales tax exemptions
California farmers and ranchers are exempt or partially exempt from state sales tax on farm equipment, diesel fuel, lubricating oils, and propane purchases. Exemption forms are available at the Farm Bureau office, or can be downloaded here.
The 2012 San Diego County Crop Report has been released and ornamental trees and shrubs remain the #1 crop in San Diego County. The value of San Diego County agriculture was up 4% to a total of $1,747,745,069.