Tesconi - Hall of Fame
Throughout Sonoma County and beyond, Tim Tesconi is a common name in agricultural households. Many know Tesconi through the last 10 years he spent work for Sonoma County Farm Bureau, and many more know him through his 33 year career writing for The PD.
In recent discussions with different people at the County of Sonoma, it sounds like there is some concern about the county’s use of glyphosate (Round-up) as part of its roadside weed control program. It seems recently the glyphosate has been under more attack than ever as a potential carcinogen and there has been lots of bad press around that.
Marcucci Family’s Documentary
Both Cheri and Phil Marcucci come from agricultural families. They were married in 1965 and purchased Phil’s family’s property from his grandparents in 1973. Phil’s family originally grew grapes before the prohibition era and later switched to apples. Cheri also came from a family that grew apples.
Grilled Apricot and Ricotta
We were inspired to make these after picking bags full of perfectly ripe apricots at our Grandmas. These are great to make as a starter for any outside BBQ because they’re incredibly easy (and fun!) to make. When choosing apricots, they should be completely peach colored.
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.
McClure Hired by SCFB
Michelle McClure, a member of the dairy family from Inverness, has been hired as Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Membership Development and Advertising Coordinator. McClure is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a past intern of Sonoma County Farm Bureau.
Finding Your Voice: Advocacy
Event planning, assisting members, agricultural and continuing education, communicating information and policy advocacy are the largest time occupiers for the staff of your organization. With the dedicated support of your volunteer leaders and committee members your Farm Bureau team remains engaged on several fronts.
Syar Industries was started in 1937 by CM (Tony) Syar. Now owned by his sons Jim and Denton Syar, the aggregate business has operations in ten counties throughout Northern California. Although their primary business is providing aggregate materials, Syar is also heavily involved in the agriculture industry.
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
The Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue (SCWR) was established in 1981 by a group of women concerned about the welfare of wildlife in Sonoma County. They hired their first staff member, Executive Director Doris Duncan, in 2000 and have continued to grow since.
SCFB Business Members
Farm Bureau's Business Members are a network of agriculture friendly businesses who support Farm Bureau in protecting Sonoma County agriculture.