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(ag’ ri-kul’ chẽr): The occupation, business, or science of cultivating the land, producing crops, and raising livestock.
About the Department
The Agriculture & Natural Resources Building provides a dynamic forum for a great cross-section of Ventura County’s populace. Feature Exhibits showcase the many facets of our local agriculture industry as well as natural resources and museums; interactive displays, activities and special appearances by area experts provide unique opportunities to educate and entertain fair guests of all ages. This is the building where amateurs and professionals proudly enter their products for competition and display in divisions that include beers, wines, honey, herbs and the bountiful produce that is the heart of Ventura County.
Agriculture Department Entry Dates
Feature Exhibit and Shadow Box Entry Deadline – June 25, 2018 by 5:00 PM
AHA/BJCP Amateur Homebrew Beer, Wine, Honey, Bee Products & Commercial Olive Oil Accepted: Friday, July 27, 2018 – 4:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Produce Entry Day 1 – Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:00 -5:00 PM
Grains-corn (bulk & dried), dry beans, fruit & pod vegetables, root, bulb & tuber vegetables, vine crops, unusual fruit/vegetable, baby vegetables, apples, citrus fruits, sub-tropical fruits, nuts, avocados, fresh & dried herbs
Produce Entry Day 2 – Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 6:30 AM-11:00 AM
Tomatoes, fresh leafy & stem vegetables, figs, grapes, peaches, pears, plums/prunes, small fruits & berries, other fruits & vegetables and eggs
Home Dairy Products – Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Butters, cheeses (soft & hard), dessert, ice cream, fresh milk and yogurts
Open to adults and youth
Peoples’ Choice for Bounty of the County Beer & Wine Competitions
Beer and Pub Fare – Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wine and Restaurant Fare – Thursday, August 9, 2018 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Youth Agriculture Projects Accepted – Projects must be designed and built by exhibitor.
Agriculture Feeds Ventura County Slide Show Competition – open to 3rd through 6th grade (2017-2018 school year). Entries accepted August 3, 2018 between 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.
Agriculture Feeds Ventura County Video Competition – open to 6th through 12th grade youth (2017-2018 school year). Entries accepted August 3, 2018 between 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.
Cowboy Poetry Contest – Entries must be pre-entered online by July 31, 2018.
» Academic Rodeo
» Amateur Art
» Gems and Minerals
» Hobbies and Collections
» Home Arts
» Horse Shows
» Large Livestock
» Professional Art
» Small Livestock
» Uncle Leo’s Barn
» Youth Expo
Click this link for
2018 Agriculture & Natural Resources Entry Guide
2018 Amateur Homebrew Beer Competition
2018 Amateur-Homewinemaker Competition
2018 Olive Oil Competition
2018 Feature Exhibit Pre-Entry Packet
2018 Adult & Youth Entry Form
2018 Home Brew Beer Entry Form
2018 Amateur Wine Entry Form
2018 Olive Oil Entry Form
Michelle Brown and Rosa Vanoni-Brown