ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AgPR) — More than 3 million people live in San Diego County, and more than 5,000 farmers call it home and make their living on 250,000 acres. In 2018, the direct economic output from agricultural production in San Diego County totaled $1.7 billion. San Diego County ranks 1st in the nation in certified organic farms and first in the state in nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod value of sales. Sixty-eight percent of farms in San Diego County are 1 to 9 acres in size.
San Diego County Farm Bureau’s 5th annual Farm and Nursery Expo will be held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Wednesday, November 6 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. The expo is free and designed to support the diversity of Southern California agriculture. Invest one day, get a year of solutions!
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with a wide variety of vendors, learn about the newest technology and equipment for their garden, farm, or nursery, and hear from top agricultural experts in the expo’s seminar series. Seminar series topics will include: The State of Water in California, Navigating Organic Certification, Labor Update, All things Cannabis, Crops to Consider, New Farm Resources, and several more!
To pre-register for this FREE event, please visit: www.sdfarmbureau.org/expo.
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization supporting the more than 5,700 farms within the county. The mission of the Farm Bureau is to foster San Diego agriculture through education, public relations, and public policy advocacy in order to promote the economic viability, sustainability, and community building of agriculture. For more information, visit www.sdfarmbureau.org.
–San Diego County Farm Bureau