Agriculture

Reflecting on the Significance of Marin County Agriculture

May 26, 2022

Agriculture is a community activity. It starts with the land, transforms with ranchers and farmers, is strengthened by a network of public, private, and nonprofit partners, and creates a bond with the community through the food produced and the myriad other benefits.

Recently the significance of Marin County agriculture was highlighted in an opinion piece in the Point Reyes Light. This piece was a collaborative op-ed from the Marin County Agricultural Commissioner, Agricultural Institute of Marin, Marin Resource Conservation District, U.C. Cooperative Extension Marin and us here at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) — further highlighting that agriculture is embedded within this community. 

We encourage you to read the op-ed so you can better understand the significance of Marin County agriculture.

Some key points brought forth in the piece include:

For those of us here at MALT, we feel honored to work with our partners to support and preserve our local family farms, our vibrant local food system, and our shared natural resources.