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About Us - Monterey County

Monterey County is recognized as the Salad Bowl of the World. Its temperate climate, rich soils, and unparalleled infrastructure support system make this the ideal growing area for cool season vegetables, wine grapes, strawberries and flowers. The County is also the home of the packaged salad and pre-cut fresh vegetables, representing 90% market share of the fresh vegetable value added industry. Because the agriculture here is year round and highly labor intensive, Monterey County has the State’s highest agricultural payroll.

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Salinas Valley Agriculture Blog

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Extensión Cooperativa del Condado de Monterey Blog en Español
Livestock & Range Blog
  • Check Out New UC Blog in Spanish

    Nuestra Comunidad is a new blog that showcases stories from Latino academics, advisors, and educators from UC ANR. If you are a Spanish speaker or someone who is trying to learn, and you are interested in agriculture, this is a great resource. You...

    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor

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County Director

Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu

Contact Information

Monterey County
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: PH-(831) 759-7350 4-H-(831) 759-7360
Fax: (831) 758-3018

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