The County shall work with public and private universities, colleges, and technical schools in the county to support innovation and the development, retraining, and retention of a skilled workforce.
The County should encourage the growth and expansion of new, innovative agricultural-related business opportunities, including technological advancements in irrigation, crop production and pest control, new crop types, and agritourism, and “farm-to-table” programs and events.
The County should support programs designed to increase agricultural water use efficiency and secure long-term water supplies for agriculture.
The County shall encourage and support the transition to electric- or renewable-powered or lower emission agricultural equipment in place of fossil fuel-powered equipment, when feasible.
The County shall collaborate with the agricultural community to provide information on Integrated Pest Management and agricultural products and practices in Ventura County.
The County shall encourage and support the use of Integrated Pest Management practices to reduce pesticide use and human health risks.