Ag Land Trust

to assist in the preservation and protection of all productive and important agricultural, open space and historical lands in Monterey County (and adjacent areas). Such action will contribute directly to the social, cultural, environmental and economic well being of the County while enhancing its unique character as a desirable place to live and work.

The Ag Land Trust was one of the first land trusts in the state of California founded to exclusively serve the needs of the agricultural community. The land trust partners with willing landowners to protect productive agricultural acreage primarily in Monterey County, but in neighboring counties as well.

The Ag Land Trust was created with the interests of landowners in mind.  Our primary goal is to protect agricultural land and increase awareness among farmers and ranchers about the use of easements and other conservation tools.  The Ag Land Trust has had the honor of partnering with dozens of farming and ranching families to protect California’s precious agricultural heritage.

Contact Ag Land Trust

Sherwood Darington
Managing Director
1263 Padre Drive
P.O. Box 1731
Salinas, California  93901
Phone: (831) 422-5868
Fax: (831) 443-6638


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Monterey County, California
  • San Benito County, California
  • Santa Cruz County, California

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