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Olson Awarded Medallion

Steve Olson, a pivotal figure in North Coast agriculture and education, was honored with the Santa Rosa Junior College President’s Medallion. MORE

Golf Tournament Raises Funds

Sonoma County Farm Bureau hosted its 12th annual Golf Tournament benefiting agricultural education. More than players 130 participated to see whose team would come out on top. MORE

2012 Crop Report

The Agricultural Commissioner is required by law to annually compile and report crop and livestock statistics as well as pest exclusion, management and eradication activities. MORE

NBC TODAY Burger Battle

My car phone rang…it was my husband calling to say there was a message at home for me to call the NBC TODAY Show, something about a burger contest. I quickly returned their call. I was one of three entered in the Burger Battle! MORE

Target Hardening

In many of my past articles I discussed various aspects of “Target Hardening”. This month I would like to reiterate reasons why this concept is important in enhancing your overall security. MORE

Wilson Awards $25,000

Twenty–three students from Sonoma County were selected recipients of the Wilson Artisan Wineries Children of Vineyard Workers Scholarships. The total value of the scholarships awarded to students was $25,000. MORE

Virginia Creeper Leafhopper

The native Western grape leafhopper, has historically been a pest of grapes that requires insecticide control. More recently, Virginia creeper leafhopper, has been reported from vineyards and, can cause significant damage if not controlled. MORE

Cooking with Laurie Visits Devil’s Gulch Ranch

Last January I made a visit to Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Nicasio, CA where I met Mark Pasternak and learned about his EnOrMoUs rabbit raising operation…yes…he has about 8,000 rabbits!! His one rabbit barn in Nicasio and three barns in Two Rock grew from two does and one buck…and that’s not all…Mark also has pork, lamb and quail, vineyards AND coffee. MORE

Dinner Dance on July 13 is Benefit for Barn Raising at Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma

A benefit dinner dance to raise money for livestock equipment and a new barn for the Hanna Boys Center Agriculture Department will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. July 13 at Hanna Boys Center, located at 17000 Arnold Drive in Sonoma. MORE

Saralee, Sonoma County’s Fair Lady

The 65-year-old agricultural activist also is known as the Unsinkable Saralee and the Godmother of Good Causes, especially if they relate to agriculture, farm youth and the Sonoma County Fair. She has been making a difference in Sonoma County since the days she wore her green and white 4-H uniform and showed Holstein dairy cows at local fairs, inspiring others to preserve and perpetuate the farms and ranches that define Sonoma County and its rich agricultural heritage. MORE

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