Agricultural producers standing in strawberry field after a workshop

Cachuma RCD recognized for work with strawberry farmers


U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal presented their award at the Strawberry Industry Recognition Dinner.

In 2015, Cachuma Resource Conservation District (RCD) — which covers all of Santa Barbara County, the Channel Islands, and parts of San Luis Obispo and Kern counties — collaborated with several other Central Coast RCDs, local strawberry growers, and other agencies to release a Strawberry Production Manual in English and Spanish. The manual is intended to assist Central Coast growers with managing many aspects of strawberry production, including reducing fertilizer and water costs, making irrigation more efficient, and pest management.

U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal presented the Industry Partner of the Year Award to the Cachuma RCD. “The Strawberry Industry Recognition Dinner serves as an opportunity to celebrate organizations that are going above and beyond for their workers,’ Carbajal said.

“I’m supposed to hand an award to you, but I’m also going to give you a certificate from the United States Congress recognizing you and the conservation district for all the work you do,” Carbajal said to the district’s executive director, Anna Olsen.

RCDs are committed to delivering high quality and scientifically-vetted resources and hands-on assistance to farmers and land managers in their communities. Get in touch with your local RCD today to find out what they can do for you!