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Farm Bureau’s Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest is Feb. 2 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s 24th annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest will be held Feb. 2 in the Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. RSVP today. The 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. MORE

Tito Sasaki Takes the Reins as President of Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Tito Sasaki, a Sonoma Valley grape grower, scientist and businessman, is the new president of Sonoma County Farm Bureau, the county’s oldest, largest and most influential agricultural organization. Sasaki, who is 74, succeeds Joe Pozzi, a Valley Ford livestock rancher, as president of Farm Bureau, a non-profit, grassroots organization that has represented the interests of the county’s farmers and ranchers for 95 years. MORE

Cooking With Laurie visits Stemple Creek

When I first started filming ‘Cooking With Laurie’, the first three ranchers I visited all told me the same thing… Do you know Loren Poncia? He would be GrEaT on your show! I did not know Loren Poncia at the time, but I could not wait to meet such a well-known guy. In the fall of 2011, I visited Stemple Creek Ranch which raises all natural, grass fed beef and lamb and…I finally met Loren Poncia. MORE

Falcons and Dogs Put to Work as Vineyard Guardians

Falcons and dogs are being used as vineyard guardians to keep pesky starlings and other birds from devouring valuable wine grapes during harvest. Two workshops held at Sonoma County Farm Bureau in recent months introduced growers to the idea of using falcons and small dogs as alternatives to netting, noisemakers, flags or poison to deal with the avian pests that descend in droves in many Sonoma County vineyards when grapes approach peak ripeness. MORE

Local Natural Foods Market Showcases Products Grown on Their Family’s Micro-Farm

On less than three acres, Susan Bryer and Ernie Shelton grow a significant portion of the produce for Shelton’s Natural Foods Market in Healdsburg. Bryer, a graduate of the Sonoma County Beginning Farmer & Rancher Training program, had prior experience with a backyard garden, but when she met up with Ernie, she had to ratchet up her skill set to tackle this much larger acreage. MORE

Marilyn Herzog Honored With Spirit of Sonoma County Award

Marilyn Herzog, whose life has been dedicated to agriculture and community service, was honored with the Spirit of Sonoma County Award for her many contributions to Sonoma County Farm Bureau and her unwavering dedication to Sonoma County’s quality of life. MORE

WHEEL Program – English Learning Offered

Sonoma County Farm Bureau is partnering with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce to provide an English Learning Program for agricultural employees. The WHEEL Program is designed to increase English language skills. The program classes will be held starting Jan. 7th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and there is no cost for the program. MORE

Oak Hill Farm Crafts Wreaths That Are Uniquely Sonoma County

The old Red Barn at Oak Hill Farm in Glen Ellen is beginning to look a lot like Christmas as busy workers twist and tie elegant wreaths for the holidays. It’s a familiar scene at other Sonoma County barn stores that offer goodies gleaned from nature or grown on the farm. Oak Hill Farm’s all-natural wreaths are made from materials gathered and grown at the 700-acre ranch nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. MORE

Chris Barrett, Wine Country’s Rising Star

Chris Barrett is a 35-year-old Wine Country wunderkind and rising star. The unassuming, self-taught winemaker at Pezzi King Vineyards in Healdsburg crafted two of the three sweepstakes winning wines at this year’s Sonoma County Harvest Fair. MORE

Pasta King Art Ibleto Honored

Honors and accolades continue to be heaped on Art Ibleto, the famed Pasta King who has made community service a way of life in his adopted Sonoma County. Ibleto, who is 86, is an iconic Sonoma County businessman and farmer who has spread goodwill while dishing up his signature pasta and polenta dishes at the Sonoma County Fair, community events and the charitable dinners he hosts. MORE

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