About Peter Adam
As a fifth generation farmer and lifelong resident of the Santa Maria Valley, Peter Adam quickly learned the value of hard work and straight talk. Growing up on the same land that his family had farmed for over a century, Peter’s passion for the central coast and the land on which his livelihood depends runs deep.
Throughout his childhood, Peter’s time out of the classroom was spent helping with the family business. During that time, he learned not only what it meant to be a successful farmer, but also the responsibilities of being a small business owner.
With a desire to learn more about both agriculture and business, Peter made the thirty-mile trip up Highway 1 to attend California Polytechnic State University. After receiving his associates’s degree in crop science, Peter and his brothers founded Adam Brothers Farming, Inc.
Over the last 21 years, they have turned a small business into one of the Central Coast’s largest vegetable suppliers – producing crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and celery and employing over 400 residents throughout the region.
Although Peter has a great sense of pride in his business as well as the job opportunities that it provides for local residents, Peter’s success as a business owner has not come without frustration. For this reason, Peter ran and was elected to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors in 2012.
Since being elected to the board, Peter has been a staunch advocate for business owners and taxpayers. He has fought to reduce burdensome regulations, developed plans to provide needed infrastructure improvements, and held his counterparts accountable for their decisions – always making his constituents’ wellbeing priority number one.
As a Supervisor for the areas of Orcutt, Lompoc, portions of southern Santa Maria, and much of the Los Alamos valley, Peter will continue using his experience to stand up for the families of the region and ensure their safety and success.