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San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee (Food and Farming)
San Juan Island
Dedicated to Protection and Restoration of Agricultural Resources in San Juan County

The Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) was established by San Juan County (SJC) Council in 2005 with the mission to protect and restore agriculture in SJC. The ARC seeks to achieve it’s mission by advising SJC Council on relevant agricultural issues; identifying emerging opportunities; informing and educating electeds and local citizens about the importance of agriculture; and promoting programs, initiatives and policies that strengthen and expand the agricultural economy. The ARC is comprised of five to 15 members representing the agricultural community and is staffed by the ARC Coordinator.

To accomplish these goals, the ARC focuses on:

Farmland protection and conservation
Farm friendly regulations
Agricultural economic development
Education, communication and outreach
Strategic planning