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Advocating for Agriculture Friendly Policy

Participated in advisory committee meetings on rural broadband strategic planning for Sonoma County Attended cannabis advisory committee meetings Participated in pre-planning meetings on the Russian River Confluence Attended the Sheriff’s candidate forum Reviewed and discussed staff recommendations on vacation rentals within Protected Agriculture Land (LIA) with Sonoma County Planning Agency Attended the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting in support of the Ramey Winery permit application Attended the meeting of re-licensing the PG&E Potter Valley Project in Ukiah Facilitated a Santa Rosa water contracts meeting on Continue reading → MORE

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

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To represent, protect and advance the social, economic and educational interests of the farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County.