Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Sonoma County Farm Bureau “Hall of Fame”

Sonoma County Farm Bureau will present one or more awards for induction into the Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hall of Fame. These awards will be in recognition of lifetime achievement to the agricultural industry.

2011 Hall of Fame Inductee ~ Tom Crane

Tom Crane

Lifetime achievement in agriculture and community

Tom Crane, 72, is a fourth-generation Santa Rosa rancher who raises sheep, cattle, hay and grain on land settled by his great-grandfather in 1852. Tom has lost little of his pioneer family’s can-do spirit and work ethic as he diligently produces food and fiber on the Crane Ranch, which meanders along Petaluma Hill Road between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. Tom and his wife Cynthia are committed to community and family values, volunteering on many fronts to preserve Sonoma County’s rich farming heritage. Tom has been a guiding force at the Sonoma County Fair and Cloverdale Ram Sale for a half century.  As one of Sonoma County’s most respected ranchers, Tom Crane has earned a prominent place in Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Hall of Fame.


Past Farm Bureau “Hall of Fame” Inductees

2002 Robert Kunde (spring)

2002 Cliff Stewart (spring)

2002 Mitch Mulas (spring)

2002 Larry Bertolini (fall)

2002 Robert Young (fall)

2003 Louie Ricci

2003 Lee Walker

2004 Jim Groom

2004 Gene Benedetti

2005 Louis Giacometti

2005 Angelo Sangiacomo

2006 Cecilia Mello

2006 Dr. Fred and Patricia Groverman

2007 Louis J. Foppiano Foppiano

2008 Rich Kunde

2009 Max "Kip" Herzog

2010 Jess Jackson

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