The Agricultural Commissioner is dedicated to worker health and safety, the protection of environmental resources, and the promotion of the agricultural sector of Monterey County.
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County is recruiting for an Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist/Scientist.
Applications due before May 28, 2013
Click here to view Official Flyer.
The Latest Generation of Our Wall-sized Ranch Map is Now Available
For this edition, in an attempt to provide you with a greater variety of cartographic style choices, we have created four different versions of the wall map. CDs containing the digital images of all four map versions are for sale ($10 + tax) at our Salinas office.
Find more information and view map samples on our Ranch Map page.
Salinas Study to Clear the Air
As the state Department of Pesticide Regulation prepared to launch the nation’s first long-term, pesticide air monitoring project last year, DPR explained its plan this way: “The aim is to document pesticide levels in ambient air collected from communities with higher populations of children, persons over 65, persons who work on farms and close proximity to agricultural areas with high use of pesticides.” In my view, that description fit Monterey County perfectly. That’s why I went to DPR and pushed hard to be part of this unprecedented study, which will help determine how well state and local pesticide rules protect people and their environment. Read about it here or in the Salinas Californian. Click here for reponses to the Commissioner's article.
Farm Equipment Upgrade Screening Tool Released
Are you operating older diesel tractors and other farm equipment? Use this screening tool to assess options to modernize your equipment.
Save energy, reduce operating costs, and reduce pollution!