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.