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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.

Salinas Valley Agriculture Blog

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Extensión Cooperativa del Condado de Monterey Blog en Español

    Me da mucho gusto darles la bienvenida a esta manera única de llegar a aquellos cuya primera lengua no es el Inglés y que prefieren recibir comunicados en Español. Por este medio les...

    By Maria de la Fuente
    Author - County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Livestock & Range Blog
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    Benefits of Livestock for Fire Fuels Reduction and Fire Safety

    Thanks to generous support from the newly formed California Cattle Council, UC Cooperative Extension will begin conducting a study to estimate how much fuel livestock consume across California and whether grazing decreases wildfire speed and intensity....

    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - Acting 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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