Hughes Focuses on the Land
Hughes is a first generation dairy farmer. It’s not something you often hear, most dairy farmers are several generations in. But Hughes had a dream when he was only 14 years old, and it was to become a dairy farmer. At the time, Hughes lived in the Bay Area, but spent a summer in Nebraska milking cows..
California Bills To Watch
By now I am sure you have all heard of CA SB 3, the minimum wage bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown that raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. This date is delayed by employers of 25 people or fewer until 2023. It also builds in annual cost of living increases starting in 2024.
Premium Members Gather
On April 20th, Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Premium Members gathered at Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a luncheon. More than 40 top agricultural leaders in Sonoma County gathered near the pool with sweeping views of Geyserville and Alexander Valley.
Ribboned Beet and Carrot Salad
It has been such a beautiful spring in the north bay! We’ve been having the perfect combination of rain and shine; plus, some of our favorite vegetables are finally coming into season.
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.
Image Tree Service
Jeff Kowell, owner of Image Tree Service, set his sights on being an arborist and starting his own company when he was a charismatic, determined and hardworking 24 year old. Working for a myriad of local tree service companies, he traveled from one to the next with hopes of gleaning all the experience and information he could.
Finding Your Voice
Are you one of the millions of viewers who recently experienced the final season of the television program American Idol? If you are not, each year for the past fifteen years anyone who believed they could perform well vocally could show up and audition at various cities across the country to hopefully be selected.
Maddie Hansen: Top Talent
Maddie Hansen is an 18 year old senior at Santa Rosa High School. Hansen, who has an agriculture background, recently competed in the Miss Sonoma County Pageant. She was the third runner up, but she said at the end of the contest, it was about much more than winning.
Farming for the Future
This publication showcases six landowners who through their conservation practices have fostered greater levels of sustainability. It was sponsored in part by SoCo Farm Bureau.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.