The San Diego County Farm Bureau Thursday named Mary Matava of Oceanside as its Farmer of the 12 months, an award which honors an energetic or retired farmer who has had a optimistic affect on the native agricultural trade.
Matava is an agronomist and the proprietor of Agri Service, which operates compost services in Southern California. She has greater than 40 years’ expertise “assessing the agronomic suitability of Southern California soils” and greater than 25 years’ expertise “manufacturing natural soil amendments utilized by farmers all through Southern California,” a press release from the farm bureau reads.
Matava is preceded within the title by Neil Nagata, additionally a farmer from Oceanside. San Diego County has greater than 5,000 farmers.
“Matava’s skilled experiences have contributed to her success in farming and the massive affect she has had volunteering with a variety of nonprofit organizations in agriculture,” the assertion reads.
Since its starting, Agri Service has course of greater than 2 million tons of inexperienced waste
The Farmer of the 12 months celebration will happen on Sept. 7 at Bernardo Vineyard.
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a nonprofit group supporting the hundreds of farms throughout the county.
–Metropolis Information Service