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True to Our Roots

Our roots in the community run wide and deep. Here are a few organizations we support.

Monterey County Community Organizations

California Rodeo Salinas

  • Multiple committee chairs
  • Multiple committee members
  • Wine sponsor
  • Donor

Palma and Notre Dame High

  • CEO Jason Smith—has been coaching high school sports for over 20 years

Central Coast Youth Sports

  • Kacy and Jason Smith—coached youth sports for 2 decades

Central Coast Farming and Wine Organizations

Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association

  • Board of Directors
  • Former Presidents
  • Instrumental in advocacy, marketing, policy, and best practices

River Road Wine Trail

  • Board of Directors
  • Instrumental in promoting local wine industry and hospitality

Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans

  • Board of Directors
  • Multiple members
  • Instrumental in local and national promotion of our wine region

Salinas Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency

  • Chair of Forebay Committee
  • Instrumental in SGMA process and sustainability planning

Monterey County Water Resources Agency

  • Board of Directors
  • Farm Bureau Representative
  • Instrumental in water projects, financial stability, and dam maintenance

Monterey County Ag Advisory Committee

  • Board of Directors

Monterey County Air Pollution Advisory Board

  • Board of Directors
  • Committee member

Monterey County Farm Bureau

  • Former Presidents
  • Board of Directors
  • Instrumental in County General Plan, water issues, and labor issues

Grower-Shipper Association of Central California

  • Board Chair
  • Instrumental in land use, labor, housing, and environmental issues

Central Coast Vineyard Team

  • Founding members
  • Board of Directors
  • Former President
  • Helped start SIP Certification program
  • SIP Technical Committee

National Farming and Wine Organizations

Ag Personnel Management Association

  • Board of Directors
  • Multiple members
  • Instrumental in human resource and personnel issues

Ag Safe

  • Board of Directors

American Vineyard Foundation

  • Board of Directors

California Association of Winegrape Growers

  • Board of Directors
  • Former Board Chair
  • Helped create California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

National Grape Research Alliance

  • Board of Directors
  • Instrumental in research & innovation, grape diversity, national regional participation, and occupational diversity

Philanthropy

Giving Back to Our Community

We enthusiastically support local nonprofits and the ag community. Monterey County has given us so many opportunities. We’re grateful to be able to set an example for others by giving back to the community and industry—and pay it forward. Here are some of the worthwhile causes Valley Farm Management is proud to support.

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AG Against Hunger

We have gladly given of our time to serve on the Board of Directors of this effort and donate our facility every year to host the Ag Woman of the Year Award.

Monterey County Ag Education

We’re proud to be founding members of this vital organization that helps children in our region learn about the importance of agriculture.

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United Way Monterey

We’re honored to have served on the Board of Directors of United Way Monterey, which fights for the financial stability of families in Monterey County. For over 20 years, we’ve sponsored a workplace campaign where we match employee donations to this wonderful cause.

Wine Donations

We donate an average of 150-200 cases of wine a year to non-profits, schools, events and fundraisers. It’s a perfect example of the work we love supporting the community we love.