AgVenture is an innovative concept in agricultural education designed for non-farming community leaders and others who wish to understand more fully the workings of the local agricultural industry.

The program was initiated in Lake County in 2010 and is modeled after successful programs in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. AgVenture consists of day-long seminars that meet once a month for four months:  August, September, October and November.

Each session focuses on a different major commercial crop grown in Lake County, and features speakers and site tours. Applications are taken in the Spring and a class of twelve participants are chosen for the program which takes place during the months of August, September, October and November. The sessions cover such topics as economics, labor, history, marketing, water and land use, agro-tourism and sustainability.  Class members gain a broad knowledge about agriculture and farming in general, and more specifically about the heritage, culture, economy, and business of local agriculture.

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