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.
Continuing Pesticide Education for Growers and Commercial Applicators
Courses conducted in both English & Spanish in the Salinas, North County & South County Offices in mid-December. See flier for more information
|In the News|
Project launched to rid Salinas River of nasty weed
A five-year project to rid the Salinas River of invasive, cane-like arundo plants was launched Wednesday that will initially cover some 200 acres of river area between Gonzales and the Monterey County line to the south. It’s a massive undertaking with a total of 1,400 acres in need of removal, making the Salinas River the second-largest arundo infestation in California. This project, a partnership between the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County and the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, is funded by a 1.1 mln grant from the California Wildlife Conservation Board. read more...
|Water Conservation: Farmer Highlight|
Press Advisory: Farmworkers and Ag Commissioner Reach Accord
In a first of its kind for the state, the office of the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner, the agency that oversees pesticide regulations and other worker safety matters, and the Center for Community Advocacy (CCA), a farmworker advocacy group, will announce an accord establishing a Farmworker Advisory Committee for the office of the Agricultural Commissioner of Monterey County. There will be a press briefing at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the office of the Agricultural Commissioner in Salinas. To see the entire press advisory, click here .
Eric Lauritzen and other Ag Commissioners travel to Washington D.C. to represent agricultural issues in California!
California Department of Pesticide Regulation Director pays a visit to the Agricultural Commissioner's Office in Salinas!
Monterey County Ag Commissioner has little 'down time'- The Californian.com
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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!