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‘Commitment to quality’: Nevada County Ag Tour returns in June

A pair of Ag Tour attendees take a closer look at what's growing on the Dinner Bell Farms in Nevada County during Wednesday's tour, which specializes in heritage pigs and cut flowers.
Elias Funez/efunez@theunion.com


2019 Nevada County Ag Tour

Wednesday, June 12

Pre-paid reservations only: $35 for Farm Bureau members; $45 non-members



Nevada County Farm Bureau, in partnership with Nevada County Resource Conservation District, is proud to present this tour and to honor the hardworking people and landscapes of this county. In addition to the Ag Tour, they promote agricultural education in Nevada County through special initiatives, which include: Farm Day, Ag in the Classroom, and scholarships for graduating seniors. The Agriculture Tour and these educational initiatives would simply not be possible without sponsor support.

— Nevada County Farm Bureau

The 2019 Nevada County Agriculture Tour is set to return Wednesday, June 12, taking attendees across the county to visit a variety of farms and ranches.

“This year we will be visiting operations that range from a few acres of intense vegetable production to a historic 3,000-acre cattle ranch,” a news release states. “While different in size, the stops on the Ag Tour share an important commonality – a commitment to producing high quality agricultural products for our community.”

Among the scheduled stops are:

Larkspur Lavender Farm

With more than 13 varieties of lavender, this farm promises to be a visual and olfactory feast. From fresh field cut bouquets to a range of body products, Larkspur Lavender Farm uses sustainable farming practices to produce a premium crop.

Starbright Acres Family Farm

Growers of nutritious, delicious, planet-friendly food for the community and their family, Starbright Acres Family Farm has received widespread recognition as an ecologically and financially sustainable, small-scale farming operation.

The Kramer Farm

Featuring one of the best examples of a historic barn in Nevada County, the Kramer Farm stop will include a very special herding demonstration featuring their working dogs and a presentation on grazing and irrigation practices.

Robinson Ranch

In the Robinson Family since the 1800s, this cattle and haying operation is now under the seventh generation of family ownership and management. Covering several thousand acres, this pioneer ranch is one of Nevada County’s most important and productive working landscapes.

Pilot Peak Winery

Producer of award-winning wines, the Pilot Peak ethos is that good wine is best enjoyed when surrounded by family and friends.

“A visit to Pilot Peak is described as warm, friendly, and memorable – a perfect way to end the 2019 Ag Tour,” the release states.

Source: Nevada County Farm Bureau

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