Monday, January 6, 2014

Shasta, Tehama Farm Bureaus win statewide awards

The local Farm Bureau offices in Shasta and Tehama counties came away with awards during the California Farm Bureau Federation's recent convention in Monterey.

The Tehama office in Red Bluff won County of the Year honors for Farm Bureaus with 651 to 1,000 members. From a news release:
Among its activities, the county Farm Bureau conducted a bus tour of local agriculture for local and state leaders, worked to create a county ordinance to deter walnut theft, sponsored successful educational events for fourth grade and sixth grade students, purchased a portable milking machine for use at educational events, co-sponsored a giant pumpkin weigh-off and promoted agricultural tourism in Tehama County.
The Shasta County Farm Bureau was one of 14 local organizations statewide to be given County Activities of Excellence Awards. The Redding-based organization has embarked on some innovative projects over the last couple of years, including a ranch rodeo in the Intermountain area.

Other north state award recipients included Modoc County, which received the Innovator Award for sponsoring a survey of the wild horse population in the Modoc National Forest.

For the complete list of winners, click here.

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