About Farm Day

What is Farm Day?

A day full of free agricultural tours and activities hosted at over 10 different farms, ranches, and agricultural organizations across Santa Barbara County. The tours are self-guided. You travel in your own car, at your own pace, visiting the locations most exciting and intriguing to you.

Tours are held between 10 am and 3 pm. Farm Day is all about having fun, exploring the community food system, and learning about Santa Barbara County’s rich agricultural heritage.

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.

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.