Agricultural Resources Committee

  1. ARC Meeting 2/19

    Join us! Read on...
  2. Economic Development Element of Comp Plan

    The Planning Commission voted on 2/15 to incorporate the amendments to the draft Economic Development Element (EDE) of the comp plan submitted by the ARC. This new draft will go out for public comments. Read on...
  1. San Juan County Agricultural Summit

    This year San Juan Island will host the annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit on February 2-3, 2019. Gather with more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates for a weekend filled with education, inspiration, and community. Read on...
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Who We Are

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.

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What We Do

  • Advise the SJC Council on relevant agricultural issues
  • Identify emerging opportunities 
  • Inform and educate elected officials and local citizens about the importance of agriculture
  • Promote programs, initiatives and policies that strengthen and expand the agricultural economy

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Get Informed

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.  

Get Involved

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.

Here you will find information about current issues, upcoming events, how you can support agriculture, and more.

  • Are you facing a challenge as a farmer or value added producer?  We want to hear about!.
  • For information and updates on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan and opportunities for strengthening agriculture, go to Resources
  • Calendar- ARC and agriculture related events
  •  FAQs.

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