Six Generations of Agriculture
Like many multi-generational farming families, the Mauritson Family’s story starts nearly 150 years ago with the great great grandfather of Thom Mauritson.
At Work in Sonoma County
So as you read this, I am three quarters of the way through my term as County President. That said, we are tackling some major issues, as always. There never seems to be a dull moment at Farm Bureau, and I wanted to update you with a list of what we are up to.
Rochioli Vineyards and Winery
Rochioli Vineyards and Winery is a family run business operated by a father and son team. At 82, Joe Rochioli still gets up every morning and heads to the field to give his workers instructions. Joe’s son Tom has become the principal winemaker and together they are producing top notch award winning wines.
Easy Chilled Red Pepper Soup
Time for chilled soup and this one is a great starter for any BBQ this summer. The almond milk and toasted almonds on top add a nutty flavor to the sweetness of the peppers.
Farm Bureau Wine Discounts
Take a look at Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Member Only Wine Discount Program. Download the PDF page and take it when you taste.
$135,000+ in Scholarships
Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County has awarded more than $135,000 to top students in Sonoma and Marin Counties pursuing higher education in agricultural related fields.
Orin Burgess started Burgess Lumber in 1972 with his brother, Lee. Originally from Trinity County, the pair began selling mobile home set-up materials in Santa Rosa before transitioning to a retail lumber business in the early 80’s.
SCFB Opposes Ordinance
On May 24, Farm Bureau Directors Norm Yenni, Tito Sasaki, Steve Dutton and Jeff Carlton testified at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting to advocate for the Supervisors putting the GMO legislation on the ballot instead of adopting it outright. The Supervisors voted 5-0 to place it on the November ballot.
Farming for the Future
This publication showcases six landowners who through their conservation practices have fostered greater levels of sustainability. It was sponsored in part by SoCo Farm Bureau.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.