A City Built on Agriculture
Modesto, California is located in the Central Valley, between Sacramento to the north and Fresno to the south. The city has been designated as a Tree City USA. Modesto is well known for its rich agricultural history – its county, Stanislaus, is in the top six of California counties in terms of farm production. Modesto’s main farm products are almonds, milk, walnuts, chickens, and corn silage. In 2011, Stanislaus County grossed more than $3 billion in agricultural production.