Village Rotary hears Ag report


Last updated 12/3/2009 at Noon

Eric Larson discussed the impact of this area

FALLBROOK – On November 17, Eric Larson, executive vice president of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, gave Village Rotary members a brief overview of how agriculture first got started in San Diego County.

After the first Spanish settlers arrived, establishing missions, this was primarily dry land farming and cattle country. As the local people gathered around the missions, crops were planted to feed them.

When World War II was declared, the military saw the need to expand operations in this area, and one of the primary things holding back the expansion of military bases was water. Pres...

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