In 1917, a small group of local farmers formed the Sacramento County Farm Bureau. The mission was to solve problems relating to the farm, farm home, and rural community. They recognized the advantages of organized action to help enhance their visibility as an industry among an ever changing world and economy.
4,000 acres of vital farmland is lost each year to urbanization. There is a great concern among farmers and ranchers, that not only is the practice of farming and ranching decreasing, but their rural way of life is being threatened. Area growers work hard to supply consumers with high quality products while battling such obstacles as increased production costs and water availability.
As the earth’s original conservationists, farmers and ranchers have a keen interest in preserving our precious land for future generations. Farmers are concerned with natural resources, animal health, water, and air quality, among others. Agriculture professionals are continuing to fund research in an effort to increase farm production and improve animal health.