Yuba Case Study
SACOG’s Yuba County Case Study responded to requests from Yuba County Supervisors to employ tools developed as part of the Rural-Urban Connections Strategy on the existing agriculture industry. In working with the supervisors, farmers, county staff and other stakeholders, SACOG analyzed a range of agriculture scenarios to examine existing and potential future agriculture value in the county associated with production and food processing. These modeling tools provide data and comparisons to help county staff and elected officials to collaborate with farmers and food processors on strategies for capitalizing on Yuba County’s unique assets while responding to new market trends. The work shows a range of possibilities for how the county can successfully leverage economic development opportunities both in development and agriculture.