Seventy three vendors and more than 200 volunteers helped 4000 students learn about agriculture at SCFB’s Ag Days this year, and SCFB hopes that many students will take that knowledge home and share it with family and friends.
The More Things Change...
Several Farm Bureau volunteer leaders from Sonoma County joined with their counterparts from across the state last month for an annual three day leader’s conference in Sacramento to discuss current issues.
This year the Farm Bureau Foundation will award more than $120,000 in scholarships to Sonoma County students pursuing higher education in agriculture.
April means asparagus is at its best and this side dish is great with almost any main course. The Meyer lemon from our grandpa’s tree inspired the sauce with fresh dill and everyone’s favorite, creamy butter. Look for firm but tender stalks with bright green color and closed tips.
Farm Bureau Wine Discounts
Take a look at Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Member Only Wine Discount Program. Download the PDF page and take it when you taste.
On West Third Street in Santa Rosa you’ll find the Imwalle family’s produce store where four generations have sold produce to Santa Rosa residents. Joe Imwalle, 76, has run the family business since he was 24 years old and still works 12 hour days.
Fees in Agriculture
Back when both the Denner Ranch and Farm Bureau began, regulation, licenses and fees were almost nonexistent. Even when my father Warren started his own business in Graton in 1964, these were few and far between.
Known for their billboards up and down 101 featuring Clo the Cow, Clover Stornetta Farms rebranded as Clover Sonoma in March.
Wes Jamison Merit Awards
The Jamison Fund was established 27 years ago for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the high school agriculture programs and FFA chapters in Santa Rosa. This year 14 students received cash awards to support their FFA livestock projects they will sell at the fair.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.