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Welcome to Monterey County UC Cooperative Extension

About Us - Monterey County

Monterey County is recognized as the Salad Bowl of the World. Its temperate climate, rich soils, and unparalleled infrastructure 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% of the market share of the fresh vegetable value added industry. Because the agriculture is year round and highly labor-intensive, Monterey County has the State’s highest agricultural payroll.

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Central Coast UC Cooperative Extension Mailing List

Please join our mailing list to receive announcements for educational meetings and events hosted by UC Cooperative Extension Offices in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Open Survey

Event Name Date
4-H Leader's Council meeting 8/20/2024
4-H Leader's Council meeting 9/17/2024
4-H Community meeting 10/15/2024
4-H Community meeting 11/19/2024
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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