A Timeline of California Agriculture

This timeline of California's agricultural history was developed by Axel Borg, Distinguished Wine and Food Bibliographer, UC Davis Library, and grew out of his work, A Bibliography of California Experiment Station Publications: 1877 to 1975, compiled in 1987.

The timeline is organized around events, legislation, infrastructure, and statistics. We will endeavor to update and expand this work by creating thematic timelines that may include related developments in the arts and society, add media and links to primary source materials, and look for gaps in the representation of the peoples or perspectives that have shaped the agricultural landscape in California. Readers are welcome to suggest additions or changes to the timeline by using the Contact Us form.