Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau is here for our members during this public health crisis. Our office hours have been temporarily reduced and we are now open Monday through Friday from 9am - 1pm; however, we are still working everyday to advocate on behalf of our members and provide critical information regarding COVID-19 impacts to our agriculture community. If we can answer any questions or offer assistance, please contact Executive Director Teri Bontrager at or (805) 688-7479. Our most up-to-date resources are emailed to members each week in our weekly newsletter. If you are a member and you're not receiving your email, please let us know.
All Agriculture Operations Classified as "Essential Businesses"
All agriculture operations have been designated by the County of Santa Barbara as exempt from the Shelter at Home Order that took effect March 19 and continues until further notice. Read the full text of the SB County Order here and Governor Newsom's March 19 Executive Order here. NOTE: Currently (May 22, 2020) SB County has now pivoted to use the State of California's Resilience Roadmap.