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Innovation Grant for Biochar

An innovative biochar project conducted by the Sonoma Ecology Center and partners has received a $75,000 federal grant. The award from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Innovation Grant program helps establish Sonoma County’s first integrated biochar production system. Federal funds are being matched by other sources. MORE

Sexual Harassment Avoidance

Farm Bureau is offering training classes for agriculture and other industry Supervisors in Sexual Harassment Avoidance. The two-hour class fulfills a law, AB 1825, that requires supervisory personnel to have two hours of training in sexual harassment every two years. MORE

Seeing Green

I knew I had a keeper when my husband, who usually avoids cauliflower, could not stop eating this!!! It’s such an easy dish to put together too…the Chimichurri Sauce will keep in the fridge for a week and tastes great on grilled meats also. MORE

CPR, First Aid and AED Training

A training course for CPR, First Aid and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) will be offered by Sonoma County Farm Bureau. The session will provide training to respond to accidents and sudden illnesses in emergency medical situations. Upon completion of the class, two-year certifications will be given for CPR and First Aid. MORE

Safer Seniors

As people grow older, their chances of being victimized by crime increase dramatically. Experience has made them aware of possible burglary or physical attacks, but newer, more sophisticated crimes, such as frauds and scams have actually become even greater threats to seniors’ well-being. MORE

Wool, a Shear Delight in Valley Ford

Wool is making a big and welcome comeback in the pastures of the North Coast. And nowhere is that renaissance more evident than in and around pastoral Valley Ford, which has become the Northern California epicenter for wool processing and new lines of wool products. MORE

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County – 2014 Scholarship Applications

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County will award more than $50,000 in scholarships this year to deserving students stu1dying agriculture or an agricultural-related field at a four year college, junior college or vocational school. The Farm Bureau Foundation’s mission is to encourage – and financially assist – young people for rewarding careers in agriculture or a closely related agricultural field including the farm-to-table culinary arts. MORE

Walmart Supports California Growers with new Neighborhood Market in Rohnert Park

As one of the largest purchasers of American agricultural products, Walmart is proud to announce plans to open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mountain Shadows Shopping Plaza in Rohnert Park at the corner of Golf Course Drive and Country Club Drive. The new Neighborhood Market is anticipated to open this fall and will provide local residents with access to affordable products and convenient shopping in a smaller store layout. MORE

Rural Neighborhood Watch Program

As part of the community, the Sheriff’s Office plays an important role in keeping the community safe. However, citizen involvement is essential to combat crime. You and your neighbors know what is going on in your community the best. By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community in the most effective way – before it begins. MORE

Drought Strategies 2014

In California, annual precipitation amounts vary greatly within and between years but this current year is historic! Many long time ranchers are saying that they have never seen conditions like these. MORE

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