The Farm Bureau of Ventura County publishes or distributes a number of periodical publications geared specifically to agriculture. These include the organization’s monthly newsletter, the quarterly Central Coast Farm & Ranch magazine, the weekly Ag Alert newspaper published by California Farm Bureau Federation, and California Country, a bimonthly magazine also published by CFBF.
In addition, the Farm Bureau recently published a large-format book about local farming. Titled Living Legacy: The Story of Ventura County Agriculture, it features beautiful color photographs of the local farm landscape as well as detailed and accurate information about the history and modern business of agriculture.
The Farm Bureau also supports and disseminates the work of community partners addressing issues of concern to Ventura County’s agricultural employers and employees through research, education and advocacy.
Farm Bureau of Ventura County Newsletter* Click on the links below to download current or back issues of the monthly Farm Bureau newsletter:
• February 2014
• January 2014
• December 2013
• November 2013
• October 2013
• September 2013
• August 2013
• July 2013
• June 2013
• May 2013
• April 2013
• March 2013
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Central Coast Farm & Ranch, which includes news, features, photography and commentary about agriculture in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, is distributed free to Farm Bureau members. Formerly named The Broadcaster, the magazine is published by Farm Bureau of Ventura County. Issues are published in March, June, September and December.
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Living Legacy: The Story of Ventura County Agriculture is a coffee table book based on former journalist John Krist’s award-winning series of stories in the Ventura County Star. Titled “Farming on the Edge” and published monthly in 2006, the newspaper series focused on the day-to-day practices of farming in coastal Southern California’s last great agricultural landscape.
Like the series, Living Legacy follows several agricultural operations through the seasons as it explores the historical, economic, cultural and political dimensions of farming in Ventura County. The 128-page book also features nearly 100 color photographs celebrating the richness and beauty of local farms and ranches. The book was published by the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, with major support provided by the University of California Hansen Trust and other sponsors.
Living Legacy has a cover price of $39.95. The price per copy by mail or by phone is $50.20, which includes $3.30 in sales tax and $6.95 for shipping and handling.
In addition to local bookstores, Living Legacy is available for purchase at the following locations:
• The Farm Bureau of Ventura County, 5156 McGrath St., Ventura.
• Museum of Ventura County, 89 S. California St., Ventura.
• Proforma, 1860 Eastman Ave., Unit 104, Ventura.
• Ventura County Star, 550 Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo.
To learn more visit www.vclegacy.com
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$39.95 + $3.30 (tax) + $6.95 (S&H) = $50.20
The most widely read agricultural publication in California, Ag Alert is published weekly by the California Farm Bureau Federation and distributed as a benefit to Farm Bureau members. Click here to learn more.
California Bountiful magazine is published six times a year by the California Farm Bureau Federation to share the contributions farmers and ranchers make to the quality of life in the Golden State. Click here to learn more.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Guide for Santa Barbara, Ventura, and northern Los Angeles Counties, published by the Ventura County Ag Futures Alliance in cooperation with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Environmental Defense Center.
A Community of Good Stewards: Building a Sustainable Food System in Ventura County, published by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Land Use Principles to Achieve Agricultural Sustainability in Ventura County, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Farm Worker Housing: A Crisis Calling for Community Action, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
Farming Near Schools: A Community Based Approach for Protecting Children, by the Ag Futures Alliance.
2007 State of the Region Report by the Ventura County Civic Alliance.
The Future of Ventura County Agriculture: Issues and Opportunities for Workers and Growers, commissioned by the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board and produced by the UCSB Economic Forecast Project and California Lutheran University.
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