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Farm Bureau’s Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest is Feb. 4 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds

The 23rd Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest, which has become the winter social event for the county’s farmers and ranchers and their friends and supporters, raises money for agriculture education. The goal of Farm Bureau’s extensive agricultural education program is to create an awareness of the county’s annual $3 billion agricultural industry so that farms and ranches remain part of the rural landscape for generations to come. MORE

The Healing Power of Horses, One Day at a Time Lessons in Life, Learned both on and off the Back of a Horse!

Today is unlike any other day in the life of this horse girl. It is morning time, and a chilly one at that. Feeling my body’s pain I gingerly prepare myself for the bitter cold weather that has blanketed my field overnight painting it white against the early morning light. It is definitely a day to bundle up as I tentatively make my way out to feed my horses MORE

Windsor Farm Boy Returns to his Rural Roots Following Successful Career in the Aerospace Industry

When he was a boy growing up on the family’s fruit ranch in Windsor, Chuck Elsbree couldn’t wait to brush off the dust and get out of town. There wasn’t much glamour and little or no profit producing prunes, pears and apples in the 1940s and 1950s in Sonoma County. MORE

Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Italy Trip Raffle

Supporting our youth and encouraging their interest in agricultural education is one of the most important missions of our organization and we need your help. Purchase your tickets for our 6th Annual Ag Education Raffle featuring an 11 day Italian Vacation for 2 where you will tour Rome, Florence and the Chianti countryside with a week in your own private Tuscan Villa! MORE

Art Weyers Remembered as a True Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture

The Sonoma County agriculture community is mourning – and fondly remembering – Art Weyers III, who was the owner of Art Weyers Insurance and a staunch supporter of the Sonoma County farmers and ranchers whom he considered friends as well as clients. MORE

Longtime Farming Couple Enriches Sonoma County Agriculture

On a national level, the average age of farmers and ranchers is 57 and rising. We need to encourage our youth – the next generation, to take over the reins, plows, discs and all other farm implements to grow our food. I can’t think of a better couple to showcase when it comes to longevity, perseverance, and pluck than Terry and Carolyn Harrison, who have been a staple of Sonoma county agriculture since they began farming in 1974. MORE

Make it a Country Christmas, Sonoma County Style

This Christmas avoid stuffy department stores with their monstrous piles of cheaply made goods from overseas and head to the country – Sonoma County Farm Country to do your holiday shopping. You will be giving the gift of genuine concern not only for those on your Christmas list but local agricultural businesses. MORE

Sonoma County Farms Offer Fresh Trees, Family Fun and Holiday Tradition

  It’s the time of year to pack up the kids to scout the hills and dales of Sonoma County for the perfect Christmas tree to string with lights and garland. There are more than a dozen choose-and-cut tree farms in Sonoma County, with most of the farms concentrated west of Petaluma and in the hills around Sebastopol. Over the last decade there has been a big drop in Christmas tree production at the choose-and-cut tree farms as older tree farmers retired and land was Continue reading → MORE

Valley Ford Cheese Carves a Niche on the Bianchi Family Dairy

Sonoma County dairywoman Karen Bianchi-Moreda had a great story, she just needed the business to go with it. In fact, she said, it was her family’s story of survival, hard work and perseverance that compelled her to start a farm business that showcases her ancestors’ rich history of life on the land in the Sonoma-Marin Dairy Belt. MORE

Willie Bird Turkeys Take Flight for the Holiday

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, 9,000 Willie Bird turkeys from Sonoma County will get on planes for flights around the country, arriving in homes from Seattle to Baltimore in time to be stuffed and roasted for the holiday meal on Nov. 24. MORE

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