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Partnering to Build Stronger Relationships with Other Ag Organizations

Met with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office on crimes in agricultural and rural Sonoma County and how to enhance cooperation Executive committees of Sonoma County Farm Bureau and the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission met to discuss areas of mutual concern and cooperation Participated in the agricultural workshop for the Vital Lands Initiative by the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space District Attended a trip organized by Los Cien Sonoma County Latino Leaders to the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco Partnered with the Healthcare Continue reading → MORE

Promoting Agriculture in the Community

Sponsored the Life on The Farm Area at the Gravenstein Apple Fair and Farm Bureau staff attended both days of the Gravenstein Apple Fair to pass out gravensteins, facilitate a kid’s apple craft activity and talk to the public about agriculture Sponsored a booth at the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival Gave presentations to the Healdsburg Rotary, Sunrise Breakfast Club and Culinary Institute of America about agriculture Attended the Sonoma County Department of Ag’s Applicator Workshop and offered information about Farm Bureau and services offered Sponsored Continue reading → MORE

Communicating Agriculture’s Message

Modernized the Sonoma County Farm Bureau website and redesigned it to be more user friendly Communicated Farm Bureau’s message through our social and e-communication platforms including launching weekly e-blasts to better inform our membership Fielded media calls throughout the year and spoke to the media as an authoritative source on local agriculture Participated in a live interview with KCBS 740 AM regarding displaced livestock and horses in Sonoma County after the wildfires MORE

Celebrating 100 Years of Farm Bureau

Hosted nearly 200 people at an open house and centennial celebration Recognized by the Agricultural Heritage Club for our 100 year commitment to agriculture Told the stories of ten families farming on the same land in Sonoma County for 100 years MORE

Ensuring a Future for the Next Generation

Interviewed nearly 50 scholarship applicants and awarded more than $130,000 to 44 students pursing four year degrees in agriculture related fields Supported FFA chapters through attending or sponsoring Ag Booster Events Supported youth ag programs including 4-H, FFA and the Grange by volunteering at fundraisers, events and in school classrooms Visited schools to talk about Farm Bureau and careers in agriculture Presented the Farm Bureau Foundation’s Gold Cup Award including a $2,500 check to Emily Eck Attended the Sonoma County Fair and interacted with youth Continue reading → MORE

Educating the Public

Taught more than 4,000 elementary age children about agriculture at SCFB’s annual ag days Educated nearly 400 kids about agriculture at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair’s Ag Days Hosted a coloring contest that more than 150 elementary school children entered Participated in the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s Leadership Santa Rosa program’s Ag Day Participated in Petaluma Youth Ag Day where SCFB educated Sonoma County elementary students about where their food comes from MORE

Continuing to Educate Our Ag Community

Hosted the WHEEL program in coordination with the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber to teach Spanish to Sonoma County professionals wanting to expand their language ability Hosted Michael Saqui for an Agricultural Business Compliance Seminar on Labor Trends and Immigration Educated more than 400 people in English and Spanish through courses MORE

Working with Farm Bureau Organizations at All Levels

Participated in fire response planning with Lake County Farm Bureau, Mendocino County Farm Bureau and Napa County Farm Bureau Hosted American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall at our Premium Member Lunch and CFBF 1st Vice President Jamie Johansson Hosted the Northern Counties manager’s conference including guests CFBF President Paul Wenger, Jamie Johansson, CFBF 2nd Vice President Tony Toso and American Farm Bureau Federation’s Director of Media Advocacy Johnna Miller Attended the California Farm Bureau caucus group Attended the Marin County Farm Bureau VIP Luncheon MORE

Furthering Agriculture through Social Events

Hosted a golf tournament to benefit agriculture education Put on a sold out crab feed with more than 1,500 people attending to support local agriculture Honored the Walker Family as Farm Family of the Year at Love of the Land Awarded the Luther Burbank Conservation Award to Jackson Family Wines as a leader in sustainability Inducted Earl and Dot Holtz into the Farm Bureau Hall of Fame MORE

Supporting Fire Relief Efforts in Sonoma County

Attended cooperator briefings with emergency personnel and elected officials Hosted an agricultural relief town hall meeting to provide information to rural landowners affected by the recent wildfires Hosted Secretary of California Department of Agriculture Karen Ross at the town hall meeting and toured Sonoma County ag operations with her before the meeting Took point on livestock feed and supply donations and became the official organization in Sonoma County to coordinate livestock relief efforts Partnered with the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation to establish a housing Continue reading → MORE

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