About The Brock Center
The mission of the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication is to create a bridge of communication between the agricultural industry, the media and the public.
The Brock Center for Agricultural Communication was established in 1986 through the generosity of Jim Brock and his wife Martha. Since our founding, we've made a lifelong commitment to agriculture as we strive to improve communication between the industry and the public. The center's operations are funded by resources from a $1.5 million trust established by the Brocks to help make their dream a reality.
Jim and Martha Brock
As a Cal Poly agriculture alumnus, Jim Brock became a leader in the western vegetable industry. His desire to enhance the image of the agriculture industry led to the expansion of undergraduate education opportunities for Cal Poly students interested in agricultural communication.
"We saw an opportunity to, in our small way, do more good than through any other course we could imagine.” ~ Jim Brock