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Nevada County Agriculture Tour

Once again, the annual Nevada County Agriculture Tour was a complete success!  This all-day event, brought to you by the Nevada County Farm Bureau (NCFB) and the Nevada County Resource Conservation District featured farm, ranch, and vineyard visits representative of the diversity and innovation of agriculture in Nevada County.
 
The purpose of the Ag Tour is to provide the opportunity for members of the public to see behind the scenes at local farms, ranches, and wineries to show the history and bounty of what the agricultural community has offered and continues to offer to make our lives happier and healthier!
 
This year we visited operations that ranged from a few acres of intense vegetable production to a historic 3,000+-acre cattle ranch. While different in size, the stops on the Ag Tour shared an important commonality – a commitment to producing high quality agricultural products for our community.
 
Our scheduled stops in 2019 included:
Larkspur Lavender Farm – With more than 13 varieties of lavender, this farm promises to be a visual and olfactory feast! From fresh field cut bouquets to a range of body products, Larkspur Lavender Farm uses sustainable farming practices to produce a premium crop.
 
Starbright Acres Family Farm – Growers of nutritious, delicious, planet-friendly food for the community and their family, Starbright Acres Family Farm has received widespread recognition as an ecologically and financially sustainable, small-scale farming operation.
 
The Kramer Farm – Featuring one of the best examples of a historic barn in Nevada County, the Kramer Farm stop will include a very special herding demonstration featuring their working dogs and a presentation on grazing and irrigation practices.
 
Robinson Ranch – In the Robinson Family since the 1800s, this cattle and haying operation is now under the 7th generation of family ownership and management. Covering several thousand acres, this pioneer ranch is one of Nevada County’s most important and productive working landscapes.
 
Pilot Peak Winery – Producer of award-winning wines, the Pilot Peak ethos is that good wine is best enjoyed when surrounded by family and friends.  A visit to Pilot Peak is described as warm, friendly, and memorable – a perfect way to end the 2019 Ag Tour!
 
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2018 Ag Tour Photos