Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chico State report highlights Farm Bureau dinner

Tonight we attended the Tehama County Farm Bureau's 96th annual meeting and dinner at the Corning veterans' hall, at which Chico State advancement director Sarah DeForest updated guests on the remarkable growth the university's College of Agriculture has seen in recent years.

Since 2005, the university's number of agriculture students has risen from 370 to 720, she said.

In the photos, from the top: DeForest is seen asking for a show of hands from alumni attending the dinner; and California Farm Bureau Federation second vice president Jamie Johansson, an Oroville almond grower, talks about various issues, including the drought.

Congratulations goes to Red Bluff prune producer Tyler Christensen, a one-time Western Innovator and one of my frequent sources, for being named member of the year. A special tribute was also given to Ken Lindauer of Lindauer River Ranch in Red Bluff, who retired from the Farm Bureau's board after 52 years of service.

For more coverage of the meeting, check CapitalPress.com soon.

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