The moderate and virtually frost-free coastal and inland valley areas of San Diego county are able to support a wide variety of subtropical crops, making the San Diego region a unique agricultural region. In fact, agriculture contributes an estimated $5.1 billion to the local economy. For information on the role of the County of San Diego’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, visit their website at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/awm/. For information on the San Diego County Farm Bureau and its role as the leading advocate for the farm community through its work with elected officials, government agencies, educators, the public, and the media, visit www. http://sdfarmbureau.org/index.php.