The Yolo County Farm Bureau earned a County of the Year award from the California Farm Bureau Federation at an awards ceremony Monday at the group’s annual meeting in Pasadena.
Yolo’s Farm Bureau was honored among farm bureaus with between 1,001 and 2,000 members. Among its achievements this year were hosting numerous trainings and seminars covering topics including flood prevention plan impacts; a Safety Day session conducted in Spanish that drew 270 attendees; and the endorsement of two farm-friendly candidates.
Other County of the Year winners in their respective membership categories were Siskiyou, fewer than 650 members; Napa, 651 to 1,000 members; and Sacramento, 2,000 or more members. The Sacramento County Farm Bureau also won the 2012 Golden State Hall of Honor Award for accomplishing the most outstanding program of work for the year.
The Butte County Farm Bureau earned the Innovator Award for a membership outreach luncheon that drew more than 100 community members and raised more than $4,500 for the California Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.