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Fair Manager Tawny Tesconi and Sonoma County Fair Honored by Western Fairs Association

Tawny Tesconi, manager of the Sonoma County Fair and a respected leader in the West Coast fair industry, was inducted into the Western Fairs Association’s Hall of Fame for her ongoing contributions to the fair industry. MORE

Bisordi and Breeden Are Top Pruners at Winegrape Commission’s Youth Pruning Contest

There were more than 35 young people, ranging from 9 and under to 19 years of age, competing in the 8th annual Youth Pruning Contest where Robbie Bisordi of Green Valley 4-H and Logan Breeden, a student at Hanna High School in Sonoma, were selected the pruning champs in their respective age categories. MORE

Does it make cents to buy farmland in Sonoma County?

This tale is about two highly motivated and bright people brought together by a love of equines. Nathalie Guion came to this country on her own from France, with exceptional credentials as a horsewoman and trainer, to create a life for herself. MORE

CA Employers: Are You in Compliance?

California agricultural employers are more regulated than any other in our nation. Do you know everything that is required of you for 2013 and beyond? Find out beginning Tuesday, January 22nd. Take this opportunity to consult with Brian Little of FELS and Ron Barsamian an agricultural labor and employment law attorney. MORE

Bosworth General Store Moseys Into Its Second Century as Family Owned Business

For 100 years Bosworth & Son General Merchandise in Geyserville has been the place where townsfolk stop for a sack of grain or a bit of gossip, sometimes both, and never leave disappointed. This year the Bosworth general store moves into its second century as an anchor on Geyserville’s main street and as the heart and soul of the tiny town in northern Sonoma County. MORE

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

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