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About Us

Preserving Farmland Since 1984

Our Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the Ag Land Trust to assist in the preservation and protection of all productive and important agricultural, open space and historical lands in Monterey County (and adjacent areas). Such action will contribute directly to the social, cultural, environmental and economic well being of the County while enhancing its unique character as a desirable place to live and work.

What We Do

The Ag Land Trust was one of the first land trusts in the state of California founded to exclusively serve the needs of the agricultural community. The land trust partners with willing landowners to protect productive agricultural acreage primarily in Monterey County, but in neighboring counties as well. The Ag Land Trust was created with the interests of landowners in mind.  Our primary goal is to protect agricultural land and increase awareness among farmers and ranchers about the use of easements and other conservation tools.

Partnering With Landowners to Preserve California’s Agricultural Heritage

The Ag Land Trust has had the honor of partnering with dozens of farming and ranching families to protect California’s precious agricultural heritage.  To date, our landowners have partnered with us to protect over 30,000 acres of productive agricultural land.  We would like to thank all of those landowners and their families for their dedication and support.