We are in the second year of administering our extremely successful FARMER Program.

The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measure for Emission Reduction (FARMER) program provides funding to help agriculturalists replace their harvesting equipment, tractors, heavy-duty agricultural trucks, and replacement or electrification of irrigation engines with clean diesel or electric models used in agricultural operations. Applicants may qualify for up to $500,000 (or up to 65% of their eligible project costs for the new equipment), subject to cost-effectiveness limits and other program requirements.

Through emission reduction incentive programs like FARMER, the APCD works diligently to maintain clean air in San Luis Obispo County. By educating the public and making it easy and accessible for everyone in the county to participate, the APCD incentive programs have reduced over 3,070 tons of air pollution within the county over our 23 years of incentive program administration.

For more information, click HERE to go to the APCD website or contact Meghan Field at the APCD at mfield@co.slo.ca.us