When JP Sargent and his brothers purchased Rancho Juristac, later renamed to Sargent Ranch, they did so with the intent to use the land for their cattle raising business. A lover of fine horses, JP Sargent also bred thoroughbreds at the Ranch. In 1880, JP went into the cheese business with Albert Carrey so that his son, James, could possibly make a career for himself.
Since those early days, Sargent Ranch has continued to be used for cattle grazing and other types of agriculture including a variety of vegetable crops.
Sargent Ranch will continue to be utilized in this agricultural capacity.