Agriculture commissioners and departments are charged with the protection of agriculture, the protection of the environment as well as protection of the public’s health and safety in their communities. These goals are accomplished through the management of programs designed to achieve set goals through a combination of public outreach, industry education and enforcement actions. This may include pest management, pesticide enforcement, nursery inspection, crop statistics, etc.
For 15+ years, we’ve been working with government ag offices on a local level on public relations and advertising campaigns. One of our more notable achievements is working with the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner on public information campaigns to combat the introduction of damaging vineyard pests in the county. Due in part to our efforts, the county was able to eradicate the European Grapevine Moth, and we continue to work on public awareness of the threat posed by the Glassy Winged Sharpshooter.