For the Love of Tradition
Christmas magic is alive and well in Sonoma County. If you aren’t overwhelmed with joy during the “most wonderful time of the year,” you won’t need to travel all the way to the North Pole to be rid of any Scrooge-like cynicism.
Thank God for the Grapes
Whenever I hear someone whine that there are too many vineyards, I find myself snapping back, “Thank God for the grapes.” It’s something I am saying more and more as vineyards come under attack by uninformed urbanites, misguided county leaders or the newly rural who envision an agricultural diversity reminiscent of Old MacDonald’s Farm.
Taste of Possibilities to Come
Farmers, food artisans, and agricultural support organizations gathered to attend an all-day workshop entitled Taste the Possibilities: Adding Value to Your Ag Business, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Jamison Endowment Fund
The agriculture departments at Santa Rosa and Elsie Allen high schools were awarded grants totaling $3,150 from the Wes Jamison Memorial Endowment Fund, established in memory of the legendary leader who guided Sonoma County agriculture for a half century.
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.
Complying with Regulations
Growers in two counties who use Russian River water for frost protection must submit a plan to the State Water Resources Board by Feb. 1 if they plan to use water from the Russian River system to protect their crops during next spring’s frost season.
Whose Dog Are You?
Alexander Pope, an eighteenth-century English poet, may be best known for his proverbs such as “To err is human…” and “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” But my favorite is what he inscribed on the collar of the dog he gave to a prince. It read, “I am His Highness’ dog at Kew. Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?”
Sonoma County Farm Bureau is blessed to have many generous donors who contribute fantastic party packages for auction at The Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest and Love of the Land.
New Seminars and Trainings
New classes have been added to the ongoing series seminars, trainings and workshops for agricultural and related industries. Held at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau the classes range in topic from CPR to Foreman Management Training and much more.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.