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Working Lands - A History of Agriculture in Nevada County

Nevada County has a long and rich agricultural history dating back many generations.  Since the mid 1800s, settlers have cultivated crops and raised livestock in Nevada County providing fresh produce, stock, poultry, and dairy products to local residents and throughout California.

In February 2012 we hosted an event that honored the families who continue to farm and ranch the same land as their grandparents and great-grandparents.  This event provided an opportunity for these families to share their stories and family histories - which is also the history of Nevada County.

2015 had the District working with local videographers on a documentary of these stories.  It premiered at our 2016 Conservation Dinner to rave reviews!  The DVD is now available to the public for purchase.  The cost is $18.50 + tax and shipping.  Click here to go to the Merchandise page to purchase with a credit card and have it shipped; or stop by our office to purchase via cash, check, or credit card.