Napa County Farm Bureau Endorses Mike Thompson for Congress
Napa, CA. October 10, 2012. Citing his work on estate tax reform and his reputation for bipartisan problem solving, Napa County Farm Bureau announces its support for Mike Thompson’s re-election to Congress in the 5th District.
Dana Estensen, Napa County Farm Bureau President, noted, “Thompson works tirelessly for his constituents. He is well respected in Congress for working with both parties to promote the long-term interests of our nation. He has championed estate tax reform intended to make it easier to transfer family farms and ranches from one generation to the next and he understands the importance of keeping the family farm in the family.” Click here for the full press release.
New Vineyards & Wineries Continuing Education Classes coming to Napa
Napa, CA. The Napa County Farm Bureau and the Ag Commissioner’s office recently launched a new Continuing Education program that allows Vineyard and Winery licensees to gain knowledge and improve their competency in managing vineyards and managing pest in winery settings.
The new classes will be offered by specialists from UC Davis, UC Berkeley, consultants, pest management specialists and the Napa County Ag Commissioner’s Office on current and important topics.
Napa County Farm Bureau Endorses Mark Luce for Napa County Supervisor
Napa, CA. March 8, 2012 - Citing his staunch support for Napa County agriculture, the Napa County Farm Bureau announced its endorsement of Mark Luce for Supervisor of Napa County representing the 2nd District.
“Mark Luce has championed issues vital to the agricultural community for many years and understands the importance of preserving our agricultural legacy and sustaining family farms and ranches. Active in civic issues since 1983, he brings an invaluable depth of experience and a keen intellect to the weekly deliberations of the Board of Supervisors,” said Dana Estensen, Napa County Farm Bureau President.
As a long term leader and current President of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Luce championed the efforts to reduce growth mandates for Napa County and he continues to advocate for sustainable development and conservation of our county’s farmland and watersheds. He actively supported Measure P, the 2008 county initiative that extended Measure J for 50 years and gives voters the right to decide on whether to approve the conversion of agricultural land to a non-ag use.
“Farm Bureau is proud to support Mark Luce in his reelection campaign. His leadership, sound fiscal management of the county budget, innovative ideas for workforce housing and ongoing support to protect and promote agriculture in Napa County will greatly benefit Napa County residents and businesses.” Estensen said.
Three-peat! Napa wins “County of the Year” award again
For the third consecutive year, Napa County Farm Bureau was honored to be named County of the Year in its membership category in recognition of an outstanding program of work at the grassroots level.CFBF President Paul Wenger presented the award to Napa Farm Bureau President Dana Estensen and Executive Director Sandy Elles during the awards banquet at the California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Sparks, Nevada, on December 5th with over 1,000 Farm Bureau members and supporters in attendance.
In receiving the award, NCFB President Dana Estensen said, “The County of the Year award is a tribute to our Board of Directors, volunteers and staff who work on a daily basis to promote and protect Napa County agriculture.We are humbled by the honor and grateful for the support of our community.”
Statewide judges scored the counties in five categories – Policy Implementation, Leadership Development, Ag Education/Promotion, Member Services and Public Relations. Napa also won the President’s Program of the Year award in three of the five categories.
Agriculturist of the Year honoree – Lucio “Cio” Perez At Napa County Farm Bureau’s 98th Annual Dinner Meeting
NAPA, CA – July 7, 2011. Napa Valley native, Lucio “Cio” Perez will be honored at Napa County Farm Bureau’s 98th Annual Dinner Meeting as the 2011 Agriculturist of the Year on July 15th at Raymond Vineyards.The award recognizes Mr. Perez for his leadership qualities and over 23 years of service to Farm Bureau and the community.
Napa County Farm Bureau President Jim Lincoln said, “Cio’s passionate about protecting farmlands and sustaining agriculture in Napa County and throughout the state. He knows well the halls of Congress and the State Capitol from his regular visits to Washington DC and Sacramento to lobby on bills and issues regarding water resources, labor & immigration, and other ag related topics. We are proud to add his name to the distinguished list of ‘Agriculturist of the Year’ award recipients.” Click here to read more