Welcome to the Farm Bureau!

The Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership, non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent the commodities grown in our county.   It has a historic, ongoing, close working relationship with the U. C. Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Commissioner. 

Farm Bureau advocates on behalf of the agricultural community, speaking out on local, state and national issues that affect the agricultural commodities we raise and provide. We also promote education of our members and the community on agricultural-related issues and support agri-tourism.

The Farm Bureau's mission is to 'Protect, encourage, and enhance economic opportunities and social viability for El Dorado County farmers, ranchers, and foresters', while representing the needs and interests of all El Dorado County farming families. 

Announcements - El Dorado County

California Water Use Facts
 
Ag Water Quality Moves to New Office

***PRESS RELEASE***

The El Dorado County Agricultural Water Quality Management Corporation would like to announce they have moved to their own office space.  President Carolyn Mansfield stated “Due to increasingly onerous state regulations and paperwork requirements, we saw the need to move our office from sharing space with the El Dorado County Farm Bureau, to a space where we can better meet all requirements for our members.”

Ag Water Quality (AWQ) is a coalition formed to assist El Dorado County agricultural growers in meeting the requirements of the state mandated Irrigated Land Regulatory Program. All agricultural growers who are selling their crops must either join a coalition or go through the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board to meet these requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director, Sally Ceccarelli-Wolf at (530) 622-7850 or info@eldoradoagwater.org

Their new office is located in the Missouri Station at 4535 Missouri Flat Rd., Suite 2E-A, Placerville, CA 95667.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Visit their website, which is in the process of being updated, at www.eldoradoagwater.org

 
Sign Ordinance Update

The El Dorado County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in the Planning Commission Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Bldg C, Placerville. 

County Staff will present the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Draft Board Resolutions to Certify the EIR and Amend General Plan Objective 2.7.1 and Policy 2.7.1.2, and the Final Draft Sign Ordinance.  The Planning Commission will consider staff's recommendation that will be taken to the Board of Supervisors for adoption on April 28, 2015. For more information, please visit the Sign Ordinance Update webpage at:

http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/LandUse/Sign_Ordinance_Update.aspx

 
Public Workshops on General Plan Biological Resources Policies Update

The County is in the process of updating the biological resources policies and implementation measures in the County’s General Plan. On January 13, 2015, the County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed project schedule. The 18-month project schedule includes a series of public workshops with the Board to be held in January 2015 through June 2015. Following the January 26th workshop, subsequent workshops are scheduled on the following Mondays: February 23, March 30 and May 18, 2015. Workshop times (to be determined) will be posted at a later date and workshop materials may be available up to a week in advance on the project webpage - http://www.edcgov.us/…/L…/Environmental/BioPolicyUpdate.aspx

 
Targeted General Plan Amendment-Zoning Ordinance Update

El Dorado County has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for the Targeted General Plan Amendment-Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) project.  The RDEIR was released today, January 29, 2015 for a 45-day public review period.

The TGPA-ZOU project webpage has been updated with the Notice of Availability, RDEIR and applicable draft Community Design Standards.  For more information, click on link below: 

http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/LandUse/TGPA-ZOU_Main.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact project manager, Shawna Purvines at shawna.purvines@edcgov.us or 621-5362.

 
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