About Farm Day

What is Farm Day?

In an effort to reach and educate more community members about local agriculture, SEEAG founded Ventura County Farm Day in 2013 with Santa Barbara County Farm Day following suit in 2019.

Farm Day is a first-of-its-kind FREE event where local farms, ranches, wineries, and agricultural organizations open their doors to the public for tours, produce tastings and other activities! It is completely self-guided — you drive yourself to any of the locations on our Farm Day Trail Map on the day of the event at your own pace. With more than 10 locations in each county to choose from, Farm Day has something for everyone!

Join us to learn more about the farm origins of your food, meet some of the folks responsible for producing the food we eat, and more!

How It All Began

The first Farm Day was held in Ventura County in the Fall of 2013 and featured a variety of growers, ranches, and agricultural organizations. It has since grown into a community-wide event, now hosted in two counties, with over 30 participating locations, and more than 6,000 visitors each year!

Farm Day is proudly presented by SEEAG, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates students and the greater community about the farm origins of our food and agriculture's contribution to our nutritional well-being.
About SEEAG

Santa Barbara County Farm Day Committee

Andy Rice, Reiter Affiliated Companies

Chris Waldron, Plantel Nurseries

Erin Krier, Allan Hancock College

Brett Burkey, Taylor Ranch/Orchids Royale

Pat Sheehy, Ag Community Member

Alexandra Allen, Main Street Produce

Yarely Corona, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Tyler Dickinson, FFA/The Patch

Ande Manos – Babé Farms

Brendan Reitsma – Rancho Laguna Farms

Joseph Myers – Primus Labs

Jim Stollberg – Maverick Farming and Riverbench Winery

Hosted in the Santa Maria Valley

Farm Day is proud to feature tours with growers from across the Santa Maria Valley that celebrate Santa Barbara County's unique agricultural landscape and rich heritage. We invite you to learn more about the history of one of the central coast's most bountiful regions.
Agricultural History

Become a Supporter

We greatly value support from community members and individuals such as yourself! Every dollar donated goes directly towards providing FREE agricultural education programs for the local community and fostering the next generation of agricultural ambassadors.
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