Important Survey for Ag-Related Businesses

Agricultural Workforce Development Survey

As you know, our agricultural sector constitutes an important pillar of our local economy, and while technologies and new regulations come into place, we need to adapt to this changing environment by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Cruz Workforce Development Office have partnered with the AWET Program, an initiative from the Chancellor’s Office of Education and the Doing What Matters Framework, to identify the needs of agricultural businesses and bring more and better training to the workforce.

If you are a business owner or a manager working in agriculture, we would like to request just five minutes of your time to share your input with us regarding your needs as an agricultural business.

Please follow this link to participate by October 15: Agricultural Workforce Development Survey 
(A Spanish version is also available per request.)

For this initiative to be representative of our agricultural sector, we need the participation of farmers, ranchers, agricultural services, machinery providers, seed producers, etc!

Please forward this survey to any contacts you may have in an ag-related business.  The more input received, the better prepared the workforce will be.

If you have any questions, please contact Paula Balbontín, Agricultural Sector Coordinator for AWET at or at (530) 379-6406.