Agricultural History Project presents “2015 Ag Talks,” reviving a popular series from past years. We’re planning three lectures on aspects of Central Coast agricultural history for this year. The ever-popular Professor Sandy Lydon will be our kickoff speaker on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. in the Codiga Center and Museum at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. He’ll be weaving together the histories of ethnic immigrant groups in agriculture and drought in our region, as only he can do.
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m., John Grafton will present “Local Farming and Rancho Practices in the California Era.” Grafton, a blacksmith who consults on early California archaeological projects, is a bilingual docent at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park and at Mission San Juan Bautista. His talk will include some of the early implements in the Ag History collection. Grafton grew up on cattle ranches and worked in large animal husbandry for the Peace Corps in South America.
The cost to attend each lecture will be $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served.
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If you have topics or speakers to suggest for our 2016 Ag Talks, please let us know.