In 1917, a group of Sonoma County farmers banded together with a mission: to unify their voices to protect agriculture for future generations. Through the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, they formed farm centers around the county where they met to talk about local issues, formulate solutions and educate each other as well as the non-farming community. As the landscape in Sonoma County changed dramatically over the next 100 years, the desire to have a unified voice has remained constant. Today in Sonoma County, some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these farmers continue to farm on the same land, and over the course of a century they have been joined by many other families who are passionate about Sonoma County agriculture.
To represent, protect and advance the
social, economic and educational interests of the
farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County.
We will work toward solutions of problems that are unique to farmers and ranchers and the rural community through being pro-active and implementing organized action to benefit those engaged in the various branches of agriculture. We will work for the improvement of conditions surrounding rural life and for the cultivation of such sentiments and ideals that promote neighborliness, citizenship and community. We will work to communicate with all to provide information and education that fosters better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of delivering safe, nutritious and affordable food.
Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being. Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national and international in its scope and influence and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels.
To represent, protect and advance the social, economic and educational interests of the farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County.