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Land Conservation – At What Cost?

California’s most valuable land conservation program, the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (CLCA) or Williamson Act (WA) may face new fees at the county level and new challenges in the months ahead. MORE

Dutton Family Honored with SRJC President’s Medallion

The Dutton Family, one of the Sonoma County’s premier farming families and longtime agricultural leaders and community benefactors, was honored with the Santa Rosa Junior College President’s Medallion for their contributions and leadership. MORE

Ag Crime Series Successful

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Task Force presentation partnership has been successful. The Ag Crime Prevention Seminar series began in August 2011 in Santa Rosa and travelled throughout the county into May 2012. MORE

Rex and Kerry Williams are Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Farm Family of the Year

Rex and Kerry Williams, first generation farmers who are proving that you don’t have to marry or inherit a farm to be ranchers, are Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Farm Family of the Year. MORE

Determination and Smarts Equal a Profitable Farm Operation

An orchardist and farmer, Torrey Olson comes from rural roots. Born and raised in Laughten, Oklahoma, his parents and relatives were either teachers or farmers. Eventually, he too became a math instructor for several years in Cleveland before moving to Sonoma County where he taught at Piner High School. MORE

Suzanne Amaral of Sonoma Crowned District 3 Dairy Princess

Suzanne Amaral, a young woman from the Sonoma Valley active in the 4-H and FFA programs, is the new District 3 Dairy Princess, becoming the goodwill ambassador for the North Bay dairy industry for the next year. MORE

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

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