We are a volunteer team of farmers, food artisans and agricultural organizations with a mission to protect and restore agricultural resources in San Juan County (SJC). In recognition of the importance of agriculture for food security, land stewardship and island identity the county formed the Agricultural Resource Committee (ARC) in 2005 and has continued to fund a part time committee coordinator.
What We Do
Listen to farmers and amplify their voice
Advise the SJC Council on agricultural issues and policy
Advocate for the preservation of agricultural land the importance of island farms
Advance programs, initiatives and policies that strengthen and expand the agricultural economy
Sign up for the ARC Newsflash. Enter your email and click subscribe, then scroll down to Newsflash and click on Agricultural Resource Committee. We will let you know as important opportunities for input on agricultural policy arise in San Juan County.
ARC meetings happen the third Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 (we do not meet in June or August) via video conferencing. All are welcome. You do need to preregister and then you will be sent a zoom link. Preregister Here.
San Juan County is renowned for its deeply rooted, island-based farm culture, as shown by the abundance of diverse and exceptional farm products, delicious local foods, the pastoral beauty of farmland, and a commitment to sustaining and growing a resilient and vibrant local food system.
Are you facing a challenge as a farmer or value added producer? We want to hear about it !
For information and updates on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and opportunities for strengthening agriculture, go to Resources