Site visit with SBALT and funder at Phil Foster Ranch in San Juan Bautista. Left to right: Landowner Phil Foster (with shovel), Paul Hain, SBALT Board member, Karminder Brown, SBALT contractor, and Elizabeth Palmer, USDA NRCS (funder). Photo by Cathy Summa-Wolfe.

Agriculture

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust on path toward accreditation

SBALT will submit a pre-application for LTA accreditation in March 2021.

Stockers grazing in Paicines in springtime. Photo provided by SBALT.

Agriculture

It’s stocker season in San Benito County

While some ranchers run cattle year-round, others run cattle for part of the year before shipping them to another location.

The Cook Ranch in Tres Pinos is one of six agricultural conservation easements held by SBALT. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: San Benito Agricultural Land Trust

Trust seeks to protect ag land as county grows.

Katherine and Phil Foster, owners of Phil Foster Ranch (Pinnacle Organically Grown). Photo provided by SBALT.

Agriculture

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust protects 27 acres of Phil Foster Ranch

Mitigation funds protect prime soil for Pinnacle Organically Grown.

Barn on Nyland Ranch with San Juan Bautista and Highway 156 in the background. Photo by Karminder Brown.

Agriculture

Local Land Trust secures opportunity to preserve Nyland Ranch

With the help of a larger land trust, San Benito Agricultural Land Trust has a chance to purchase Nyland Ranch near San Juan Bautista.