AUGUST Agricultural Resources Regenerating Oak Woodlands Do you own land with oak woodland habitat? Was your property impacted by the October fires? The Sonoma RCD is looking for landowners interested in planting acorns, oak seedlings and oak woodland plants this fall. Please let us know if you have a site that might be good for planting and/or collecting acorns. To notify us of your site or learn more about this emerging program, contact Keith Abeles from the Sonoma RCD at (707) 569-1448 ext. 112 Continue reading → MORE
2018 Ag Days Coloring Contest Winners On March 13 and 14, Sonoma County Farm Bureau hosted over 4,500 Kindergarten through 6th Grade students at Ag Days, an agricultural education experience held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Students utilized their five senses to explore the role agriculture plays in their daily lives and communities. Children learned where their food comes from, visited with farm animals, explored jobs and activities required to feed our community, interacted with farmers and ranchers and experienced life on a farm. This Continue reading → MORE
Agricultural Resources Russian River Pilot for the CA Water Plan Update 2018 Friday, July 13TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon WHERE: North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Regional Board Offices, 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A, Santa Rosa Join us for an update on work over the last several months to synthesize understanding of the Russian River from prior studies and planning efforts and to define an overall problem statement for the watershed and river system. We will also review initial concepts and approaches for Continue reading → MORE
Meet our 2018 Honorees Congratulations to our 2018 Honorees Hall of Fame The late Al Gerhardt Read More Luther Burbank Conservation Award Doug McIlroy Read More Farm Family of the Year The DeBernardi Family Read More Join us in celebrating our 2018 Honorees At Love of the Land – July 12, 2018 MORE
Farm Bureau Hall of Fame The Late Al Gerhardt Al Gerhardt, a familiar fixture on the farm front for more than a half century, is being inducted into Sonoma County Farm Bureau‘s Hall of Fame. Gerhardt, who was 79, died Nov. 21, 2017 of a heart attack while on his way to a Farm Bureau meeting. The longtime Farm Bureau director is being honored posthumously for his many contributions to agriculture and his unwavering support for 4-H and FFA. Read the Full Story Celebrate the Continue reading → MORE
Farm Family of the Year: DeBernardi Family Don and Bonnie DeBernardi have been raising and milking Holstein dairy cows since 1968 in the hills of Two Rock. In the late 90’s, two Nubian goats were purchased for their grandchildren, and before long turned into a small herd. Like his ancestors in the Swiss Alps, Don decided to turn the goat milk into cheese, and from there Two Rock Valley Goat Cheese was born. Bonnie and Don enjoy sharing their passion for the dairy industry with Continue reading → MORE
Luther Burbank Conservation Award Doug McIlroy Doug McIlroy, director of winegrowing at Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg, is a respected advocate for agriculture and the environment. Equal part farmer, environmentalist and scientist, McIlroy has been at the forefront of every water issue facing Sonoma County growers over the last two decades. He takes a science-based approach to problem solving while navigating the delicate balance between farming and fish, ag production and preservation. Read the Full Story Congratulate Doug McIlroy! Join us at Love of the Continue reading → MORE
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