Frequently Asked Questions
Below are links to great websites that can answer many burning questions related to San Diego County agriculture.
- San Diego County Farm Bureau – view our Top Ten Crops!
- Annual Crop Report from San Diego County Dept. of Ag Weights and Measures
- Subscribe to California Bountiful Magazine, or pick one up at the local Farm Bureau office
- California Department of Food and Agriculture
- Don’t miss the California Grown displays at this year’s County Fair!
- South County – Olivewood Gardens
- South County – Wild Willow Farm
- North County Coastal – Coastal Roots Farm
- North County Coastal – The Flower Fields
- East County – Van Ommering Dairy
- East County – Camp Stevens
- East County – Summers Past Farm
There are many more than listed here. If you visit one that wowed you, please let us know!
- Visit the Master Gardeners of San Diego County and sign up for a mentor.
- Peruse the best practices and essential steps at csgn.org, the California School Garden Network
- Join the Facebook Group, “San Diego School Garden Education Superstars” for inspiration and to connect with local resources and other educators.
As a young person living in an urban area, why and how can I consider Agricultural careers for my future?
Agriculture is a very broad term. The dictionary defines it as: “the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.” If you like to eat, wear clothes, keep pretty plants around the house, or take a drive in the beautiful backcountry, then you have a vested interest in keeping agriculture vibrant and as close by as possible. In addition, there are hundreds of careers in fields that support agriculture, from Entomologist to Photographer to Government Policy Analyst and more.
Several Southern California colleges and universities offer Agriculture and Horticulture majors. Check out some of our local offerings:
- CSU System – San Marcos, Fresno
- Cal Poly SLO and Pomona
- Community Colleges – San Diego City College, Mira Costa College, Southwestern College
- UC System – Riverside, Davis, Santa Cruz, with some ag policy/economics explored through UCLA and Berkeley
Check out these resources for aspiring farmers from the USDA.
Do you have other questions? Contact us at SanDiegoAITC@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can find an answer for you.