Jennifer Beretta, Sonoma County Farm Bureau 1st Vice President and dairy farmer, was elected to chair the California Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Beretta has been involved in YF&R since she was 18 years old and with the State YF&R Committee for four years. Now, she will increase her leadership responsibility to include a 1-year term and seat on the CFBF State Board of Directors. She will be the lone newcomer to the CFBF Board of Directors.
Her role on the CFBF State Board will be to represent the interests of young farmers and ranchers and in April, she will have the opportunity to travel to go to Washington, D.C. for a federal lobby trip.
Beretta has been a member of the State YF&R Executive Committee for two years and represented District 17, which includes Napa, Marin and Sonoma Counties. In that role, she attended county YF&R meeting to provide information about state activities, helped to organize fundraising efforts for Farm PAC, and coordinated the State Discussion Meet. Now, she will serve as the committee’s chair.
She said she is most looking forward to working with the CFBF State Farm Bureau Board and to accomplish goals that she set alongside the other three executive officers.
“We hope to raise funds for Farm PAC, fill all vacant seats on the state committee board, and increasing Discussion Meet participation at the Annual Meeting,” Beretta said.
Beretta said that she loves being involved in Farm Bureau and that although she is busy at home with her family dairy, that making the commitment to spending extra time supporting causes she cares about is well worth it.
“If you don’t make the time, whether it be for Farm Bureau or involvement in other organizations, I think that you can’t be upset with outcomes or legislation because you didn’t add your voice, talents or time to the effort,” Beretta said. “Being involved in YF&R and Farm Bureau I have learned so much about policies and issues that are impacting farmers and ranchers and I look forward to serving as the State YF&R Chair. I hope to make a positive difference.”