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Rich Thomas, Sonoma County’s Dr. Vine, Honored with Santa Rosa Chamber’s Leadership in Agriculture Award

Rich Thomas, the longtime viticulture instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College who sports the personal license plate “Dr.Vine,” is the recipient of the 2012 “Leadership in Agriculture”Award given by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. MORE

Cattlewoman Bobbie Hall is Sonoma County Fair’s Rancher of the Year

Barbara “Bobbie” Hall, a Rohnert Park resident who runs more than 200 head of beef cows on leased ranches spanning over 3,000 acres in west Marin County, is being honored by the Sonoma County Fair as the North Bay Rancher of the Year. The award is tribute to Hall’s dedication to cattle ranching and her decades of work in herd improvement through genetic selection and good management. MORE

Art Lafranchi Inducted into Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hall of Fame

Attorney, dairy farmer, grape grower and community leader, Lafranchi is as comfortable in his law office working with a family on estate planning as he is balancing feed rations for the Holsteins at his Santa Rosa dairy. He is the patriarch of the Lafranchi family, a man of the land and vocal advocate for agriculture – a great man who friends describe as the “original class act.” MORE

Buttke Family Dairy Named Outstanding Dairy of the Year by Sonoma County Fair

The Buttke Family Dairy, a true family farm where several generations work together to produce milk and meat, is being honored as the Sonoma County Fair’s Outstanding Dairy of the Year in the North Bay. The Buttkes will be presented with the Edward J. Maddalena Memorial Trophy on Farmer’s Day at the Fair, August 5 in Chris Beck Arena. MORE

2011 Sonoma County Agricultural Crop Report Released

The Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office presented the 2011 Sonoma County Agricultural Crop report and department summary to the Board of Supervisors on June 19. The total gross value of agricultural commodities produced in Sonoma County in 2011 was $581,031,700 which represents a 1.7% decrease from the 2010 value. MORE

Free Truffle Cultivation/Business Workshops

American Truffle Company presents a FREE Truffle Cultivation/Business Workshop. Truffle orchards are highly profitable and are an excellent and viable way to diversify land usage. Get an overview of the science and business of European black truffles from cultivation expert and American Truffle Company Managing Director Robert Chang. MORE

Master Farmers and Ranchers Helping Support the Next Generation

The first group of Sonoma County Agropreneurs will completed four of nine Beginning Farmer and Rancher Training classes. This USDA funded program, overseen by Sonoma County UCCE, will educate up to 75 new farmers and ranchers for Sonoma County (25% disadvantaged) over three years, increasing access to fresh locally produced food. MORE

2012 Annual Grower Seminar, Tradeshow & Barbecue

Event Date: June 15, 2012 Location: Warren G. Dutton SRJC Shone Farm, 6225 Eastside Road, Forestville. Join 300 of your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and over 50 favorite vendors at one of the year's largest gatherings of Sonoma County grapegrowers. The event is at SRJC's Shone Farm. Registration check-in and the tradeshow open at 7:30am and the seminar begins promptly at 8:30am. MORE

Al Cadd, the Man of the Russian River

For all of his 86 years, Al Cadd has lived on a bend of the Russian River that meanders through the Alexander Valley, the agriculturally-rich vale where his family has farmed since 1914. He considers himself a lucky man to live in a place that not only offers incredible natural beauty but fertile farmland that has sustained generations of families for more than 150 years. MORE

Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $52,000 in Scholarships to Top Agriculture Students in Sonoma and Marin Counties

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County has awarded 31 scholarships, with a total value of $52,000 to top agriculture students from Sonoma and Marin counties. All 31of the scholarship recipients will continue their agricultural education at Santa Rosa Junior College or a four year university with several students attending out of state universities such as Cornell University in New York and Oklahoma State University. MORE

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