About Commercial Agriculture
Agriculture is continually facing new challenges. All farmers/ranchers, regardless of their expertise level or farm size, need ready access to sound science to help them address these challenges and remain viable. Our agricultural programs directly serve the County’s 650 farmers/ranchers, 87% of whom are “small farmers” with limited resources and low farm incomes and 30% who have been on their farms less than 10 years. Cooperative Extension provides producers with:
- Basic technical information to get started and to survive economically
- The knowledge they need to be good stewards of the land
- Research-based information to help them address specific local issues
Our work also assures the public of a sustainable, safe, and environmentally friendly food system.