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In the News

Tito Sasaki Honored with the 2020 California Farm Bureau Federation Distinguished Service Award at the 102nd Annual Meeting

Tito Sasaki, a Sonoma Valley grape grower, scientist, and businessman, 35-year member and past president of Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County, is the recipient of the 2020 California Farm Bureau Federation Distinguished Service Award.  The California Farm Bureau has presented the Distinguished Service Award annually since 1953 to dedicated Farm Bureau members from California. Over the last century, Farm Bureau has had dozens of strong leaders. However, few have devoted the time and energy that Tito Sasaki has given, Continue reading →

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The Seeds of Sonoma County’s Third Largest City

Waldo Emmerson Rohnert was already an established pioneer in the seed industry when he leased 500 acres from the Cotati Land Company in 1930. This initial Sonoma County investment would grow to become part of the largest wholesale seed company in the United States, and eventually the site of Sonoma County’s third-largest city. Seed growing was nothing new to Waldo Rohnert, a native of Detroit and graduate of the Michigan Agricultural College; he moved to San Benito County, California in 1897, where he worked for Continue reading →

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2021. Let’s Hit the Ground Running

I would like to take a minute to formally introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Beretta, and I am a 4th generation dairywoman. I have the privilege of working alongside my dad, Doug, and brother, Ryan, on our dairy in Santa Rosa. They have allowed me the time and opportunity to follow my goals, which has led to the opportunity to lead this organization as your new President. Farm Bureau has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As Continue reading →

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Looking Forward

No looking back, only looking forward. That is what 2021 means for the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, our board, and staff. Where 2020 was a year of a pandemic, protocols, and rude awakenings, 2021 will be a year of resolve, tenacity, and perseverance. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and with every dose of vaccine that light shines brighter. In the early stages of this world crisis, in my monthly editorial I suggested that history has proven that with every plague, Continue reading →

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Member Profile E.R. Sawyer Jewelers

Sonoma County Farm Bureau has been promoting and protecting agriculture for 104 years in Sonoma County. Our member and great supporter E.R. Sawyer Jewelers, however, has been serving our community for even longer than our organization– for 141 years! The family-owned jewelry store is located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa and on Main Street St. Helena. They offer many different jewelry lines, do beautiful custom work, as well as watch and jewelry repair with 5 in-house goldsmiths.  Today, E.R. Sawyer Jewelers is owned Continue reading →

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Sonoma County Farm Bureau Named 2020 County Farm Bureau of the Year at the 102nd CFBF Virtual Annual Meeting

Thanks to our diverse, dedicated, and hardworking members, we were awarded the 2020 CFBF County Farm Bureau of the Year! President Jeff Carlton said he is thrilled that the hard work of our Sonoma County Farm Bureau members, directors, and staff are being recognized at the state level. “We all know that Farm Bureaus across the state do a great job of protecting and promoting agriculture and I would like to congratulate all of the other nominees,” Carlton said. “It is especially meaningful to be Continue reading →

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Jennifer Beretta Elected Sonoma County Farm Bureau Board President

4th generation dairy farmer, Jennifer Beretta, is Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s newest President—only the 2nd woman to hold the position in the organization’s history. Beretta will bring a passion for agriculture and a dedication to Farm Bureau, which she said she has had for as long as she can remember, to her role as President. “I am passionate about agriculture and making sure Sonoma County farms and ranches continue to thrive,” Beretta said.  She has served on the SCFB board of directors for 6 years Continue reading →

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Happy and Hopeful about 2021

As we bring this tumultuous and unprecedented year to a close, we reflect on the chaos that has ensued and the healthcare and economic strain that has gripped our communities. Many lives, businesses, and livelihoods have been lost along the way and we have lost a lot of human contact, the ability to say goodbye, and the opportunity to celebrate. On top of the pandemic and the associated health crisis, we have once again become the victims of disastrous fires in the county and the Continue reading →

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