Island Grown Agricultural NetworkFood & Farms in San Juan County
  • February 25, 2013 Posted on Current Issues,News, Comments Off

    GMO-Free Legislation in San Juan County

    San Juan County residents passed Initiative 2012-4, concerning a prohibition on the growth of genetically modified organisms. The initiative makes it illegal to  "propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms which have been genetically modified" in San Juan County. The ARC is preparing to help provide public education and outreach to San Juan County residents.  

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  • February 25, 2013 Posted on News, Comments Off

    2015 SJC Agricultural Summit, February 27-28, 2015

    The Third Annual SJC Agricultural Summit is scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 on Lopez Island.  SAVE THE DATE!  Tickets will go on sale in January.  Join fellow farmers, food advocates, national and regional experts to gather for workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions to share knowledge, ideas and inspiration, and to help to create meaningful change for the broader agricultural community of the San Juan Islands. This summit is an opportunity for new and seasoned farmers, local food supporters, businesses that source local foods, and agricultural organizations.  Everyone welcome.  Registration and ...

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  • December 23, 2012 Posted on News, Comments Off

    2013 Agricultural Summit

    The ARC aims to host a 2013 Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit) in order to provide outreach, education, and coordination among the County's agriculturally related organizations. San Juan County is extremely fortunate to have a number of organizations dedicated to advancing agricultural issues in our community and an opportunity for these entities to connect and share their knowledge, efforts, and experiences will help to create meaningful change for the broader agricultural community of the San Juan Islands. The 2013 Ag Summit is likely to occur on a Saturday in March or April ...

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  • December 23, 2012 Posted on News, Comments Off

    Island Grown Program

    The ARC is working with the Northwest Agricultural Business Center (NABC) to establish a local branding initiative called the "Island Grown Program". This program has been in the early stages of development over the past couple of years and the ARC is working hard to establish a comprehensive membership program and pricing scheme to ensure that the branding initiative is a success. The ARC is just concluding revising draft membership guidelines that create the standards and policies that farmers, producers, and businesses will agree to follow as part of their participation ...

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  • September 12, 2012 Posted on Current Issues, Comments Off

    Agricultural Current Use Taxation

    The San Juan County Assessor is currently auditing lands that are enrolled in the State Current Use taxation program. State statutes and administrative codes guide implementation of the program:  RCW 84.34  and WAC 458.30. As you may be aware, over the last year a number of landowners in San Juan County have contacted the San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) with questions regarding the implementation of the Current Use Farm and Agriculture (CUFA) program by the ...

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