Christmas in Crane Country
When the last Crane melon rolls out the door each fall, the Crane family gets busy transforming their historic Crane Melon Barn into a glittering country Christmas boutique.
25th Annual Crab Feed
The 25th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest is the premier Crab and Wine event of the North Bay Area! Join over 1,200 leaders from the agriculture and business communities in support of scholarships, education programs and youth activities!
Re-think Habitat Regulations
I remember when I was a young student in London, the stain I used to get on my shirt was black soot. Up to the 1950s, all buildings in my neighborhood were heated by coal-fired steam. In many industrial areas, soot from factories was so pervasive that the tree bark turned black.
Old Man Winter Is Coming
In the last few years we have had relatively dry winters here in Sonoma County. Hopefully that will soon change as we really need the rain. But even with dry winters we still get the short cold days. With a little rain and dropping temperatures we, as horse owners, must to be prepared.
Laurie’s Turkey Pot Pies
Driving home from the airport after a grueling, long five days in Vegas, where I competed in the World Food Championships and placed 4th overall in Desserts, my Sous Chef, Dawn Bettinelli said to me, “You’re not going to cook when you get home are you?!” Hehehe…being the cook-a-holic that I am, I said, “Yes".
Owls, Flys & New Regulations
Farm Bureau is holding a Workshop on Dec. 12th, open to Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisers, covering the Olive Fruit Fly infestations and new regulations affecting the Hazard Communication Standard. The workshop will be presented in English.
Farm Bureau Wine Discounts:
Take a look at Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Member Only Wine Discount Program for 2013. Download the PDF page and take it when you taste.
“Ag Days” for TLT
Farm Bureau coordinated the “Ag and Natural Resources Day” programs for 80 Santa Rosa area students selected for Tomorrow’s Leaders today, a program for high-achieving high school juniors.
Win a Vacation!
Supporting youth and encouraging their interest in agricultural education is one of the most important missions of our organization and we need your help. Purchase your tickets for the 8th Annual Ag Education Raffle featuring three amazing vacations.
Wine Industry Leaders Meet
Congressman Mike Thompson hosted a round table discussion with U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman & U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and local leaders from the wine industry on November 17 at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville.
Digital Cameras for Security
Thanks to the pictures they produce, trail cameras in strategic locations can be one of the best, most cost-effective crime detectors available for both ranchers and their law enforcement partners. It is virtually impossible for a suspect to deny his presence when a picture clearly shows him there.
Fresh Trees, a Holiday Tradition
It’s the time of year to pack up the kids to scout the hills and dales of Sonoma County for the perfect Christmas tree to string with lights and garland. There are more than a dozen choose-and-cut tree farms in Sonoma County, with most of the farms concentrated west of Petaluma and in the hills around Sebastopol.
Foundation Awards $63,000
Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County has awarded 39 scholarships, with a total value of $63,000 to top agriculture students from Sonoma and Marin counties. All 27 of the students will continue their agricultural education at Junior College or a four year university.
SCFB Business Members:
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture..