Love of the Land is a mid-summer celebration honoring agricultural award winners who are leading the way to preserve Sonoma County’s rich farming heritage. We begin the evening with the Sonoma Grown reception, where local food and beverage is provided while guests mingle and pursue the silent auction. Following the reception, guests pass through the wine country BBQ buffet and take their seats in preparation for the program & live auction. The evening’s special awards include Farm Bureau Hall of Fame, Farm Family of the Year, Luther Burbank Conservation Award, and Friend of Farm Bureau. Funds from this event further our mission of preserving agricultural lands through advocacy and special programs and providing agriculture education for youth of all ages.

2023 Award Recipients

Farm Family of the Year
Serres Family

Farm Bureau Hall of Fame
Marilyn Herzog

Luther Burbank Conservation Award
The Ranch at Bodega

Friend of Farm Bureau
E.R. Sawyer Jewelers

2023 Sponsors

Sonoma Grown Reception

Do you own a restaurant or catering company?

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Are you looking for a great way to promote your business to the local agriculture & business communities?

We encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to showcase and market your business and products.

Past Award Recipients

2002 Robert Kunde
2002 Cliff Stewart
2002 Mitch Mulas
2002 Larry Bertolini
2002 Robert Young
2003 Louie Ricci
2003 Henry Trione
2004 Gene Benedetti
2004 James Groom
2005 Angelo Sangiacomo
2005 Louis Giacometti
2006 Fred & Pat Groverman
2007 Louis Foppiano
2008 Rich Kunde
2009 Max (Kip) Herzog
2010 Jess Jackson
2011 Tom Crane
2012 Art Lafranchi
2013 Saralee McClelland Kunde
2014 Art Ibleto
2015 Paul Martin
2016 Tim Tesconi
2017 Earl and Dot Holtz
2018 The Late Al Gerhardt
2019 Tito Sasaki
2020/2021 Domenic Carinalli
2022 Steeve Reese

2009 Joe Pozzi, Pozzi Ranch
2010 Kunde Family Vineyard & Winery
2011 Clos Du Bois Vineyard and Winery
2012 Al Cadd, Cadd Ranch
2013 Tish Ward, Atwood Ranch
2014 Fred & Nancy Cline
2015 Harmony Farm Supply
2016 Richard Hughes Dairy
2017 Jackson Family Wines
2018 Doug Mcllroy – Rodney Strong
2022 Jordan Vineyards

2009 Doug Beretta Family
2010 John Balletto Family
2011 Mulas Family
2012 Williams Family
2013 Martinelli Family
2014 Gambonini Family
2015 Sangiacomo Family
2016 Thom Mauritson Family
2017 Lee Walker Family
2018 DeBernardi Family
2019 Sanchietti Family
2020/2021 Sangiacomo Family
2022 Dutton Family

1992 Cliff Stewart
1993 Louie Giacometti
1994 Hank Spaletta
1995 Larry Bertolini
1996 Richard King
1997 Dot Holtz
1998 Gene Guenza
1999 Supervisor Paul Kelley
2000 Steve Olson
2001 Dennis Salisbury
2002 John Westoby
2002 Earl Holtz
2003 Patricia Wiggins
2004 James Moore
2005 Terry Lindley & Ron Carli (American AgCredit)
2006 Bob & Shirley Dempel
2007 Art Weyers
2008 Larry Peter
2019 Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
2020/2021 Western Farm Center
2022 Sweetlane Nursery