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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

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

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