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Sheila Quince Gets Big Send-Off from Sonoma County Fair

It was a grand farewell for Sheila Quince, the longtime exhibits coordinator at the Sonoma County Fair, when more than 300 friends, family members, co-workers and supporters gathered for her retirement dinner and celebration on March 31. MORE

Fond Farewell to Larry Bertolini, Sonoma County Agriculture’s Elder Statesman

Larry Bertolini, the elder statesmen of Sonoma County agriculture who was a pivotal figure in farming and education for more than 50 years, is being remembered by generations of county residents for his voice and vision during a lifetime devoted to building community and urban-rural relationships. MORE

John Sawyer Endorsed by Sonoma County Farm Bureau for First District Supervisor

John Sawyer, a fourth generation Sonoma County resident with deep roots in the county’s farming industry, has won Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s endorsement for Sonoma County Supervisor. Sawyer, who served as mayor of Santa Rosa and is the former owner of Sawyer’s News in Santa Rosa, is seeking the First District Seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. MORE

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Endorses Stacey Lawson for Congress

Sonoma County Farm Bureau is supporting Stacey Lawson, an educator and small business owner, in her bid for Congress because she is the only candidate in the race with real-world, hands-on experience in job creation and small business growth. MORE

Ag Days Brings the Farm to Town for 5,000 Kids

After a long, dry winter, no one was complaining when a powerful storm dumped up to five inches of much-needed rainfall over Sonoma and Marin counties, leaving the participants in Farm Bureau’s Ag Days a bit drenched, if undaunted. MORE

Being A Farmer

Being a farmer, I have had the opportunity to learn about life from a perspective that involves continuous birth, living, and death. It is a cycle all too easy to miss (or misunderstand) and I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to live my life this way. MORE

Moreda Laguna Dairy Rises to Top in North Bay Milk Production

The Moreda Laguna Dairy, owned by the Donald J. Moreda family of Petaluma, had the first place herd in the annual North Bay Dairy Herd Improvement Association’s milk production testing program. The award was announced at the DHIA’s awards banquet on March 29 in Petaluma. MORE

Millie Howie’s Life and Times Will Be Celebrated May 12 at Healdsburg Library

A reception will be held May 12 to celebrate the remarkable life of the late Millie Howie, a wine writer and community activist who elevated Sonoma County’s place on the world wine stage and was the driving force behind the Sonoma County Wine Library in Healdsburg. MORE

Ag Crime Prevention Class

Sonoma County has a serious agriculture crime problem. Take this opportunity to become informed about ways to prevent crime through education, marking of property (OAN Program) and surveillance equipment. The seminar is being held on Wednesday, April 25th at Stewarts Point Store. MORE

Black Ruby, the Racing Mule, and Seven Horse Folks Inducted into the Equus Hall of Fame

Black Ruby, a 19-year-old mare owned by Mary and Sonny McPherson of Healdsburg, did not attend the Equus Awards banquet at the Flamingo but she was the star of the evening. She was honored for her lifetime achievement and winning role in advancing mule racing locally, nationally, and internationally. MORE

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