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Exploring agriculture: 21st annual South County Ag Tour features local farms, ranches

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The Umbarger family gives a tour of Creekside Farms in Greenfield to South County Ag Tour participants Aug. 25. 

Below, guests explore the hacienda at Peachtree Ranch near King City; South County Ag Tour participants learn about olive oil production at 43 Ranch Olive Oil in San Ardo; and Lawrence Hinkle from Mission Ranches in San Ardo discusses food safety in agriculture.

SOUTH COUNTY — A sold-out South County Ag Tour, presented by Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, allowed participants to visit a few agricultural businesses in the area last Saturday.

This year’s destinations included Creekside Farms in Greenfield, Peachtree Ranch east of King City and 43 Ranch Olive Oil in San Ardo.

Guests learned about local farming, cattle ranching and olive oil production as well as heard from Mission Ranches’ Lawrence Hinkle, who spoke about food safety.

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