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Napa County Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Napa County Farm Families at 100th Anniversary Dinner, Aug. 3, 2013 at Robert Mondavi Winery. credit Napa County Farm Bureau
Napa County Farm Families at 100th Anniversary Dinner, Aug. 3, 2013 at Robert Mondavi Winery. credit Napa County Farm Bureau

The Napa County Farm Bureau celebrated its Centennial this past weekend with two back-to-back sold-out events. The non-profit trade organization was formed in Napa County in 1913, and continues to thrive today, as the most vital voice and ally of local agriculture.

On Friday, August 2, the Napa County Farm Bureau, in partnership with the American Farmland Trust, hosted a Farmland Preservation Conference, titled “Farmland Conservation: Reality or Wishful Thinking?” at the Embassy Suites Napa Valley.

The conference focused on providing successful models and solutions to farmland loss in the state of California. Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food & Agriculture, delivered an inspiring keynote address to open the day’s program.

Over 200 attendees gathered to eagerly explore solutions to our nation’s threat of farmland loss and a destabilized food system. The dynamic program included a lunch program with John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources, discussing farmland conservation opportunities and challenges, and a post-event wine reception where attendees gathered to enjoy discussion on the full day of thought and action-provoking content.

On Saturday, August 3, the Napa County Farm Bureau hosted its 100th Annual Dinner Meeting: the Centennial, at Robert Mondavi Winery. This sold-out dinner event was attended by 350 guests and included a wine reception and silent auction in the To Kalon Cellar, a live auction, a farm-to-table dinner in the vineyard, and starlight dancing to Nashville’s Lucas Hoge and his band.

Napa County Farm Bureau honored historic farming families at the celebratory event, paying tribute to Napa County families that have been farming for 100 or more years. Fifty-two Napa County families were acknowledged for their long-term commitment to agriculture and their love of the land. The honored families are:

 

The Acquistapace Family

The Lewelling-Wight Family

The Barberis Family

The Lincoln Family

The Barboza Family

The Livermore Family

The Battuello Family

The Luvisi Family

The Bell Family

The McQueeney Family

The Beringer-Jimenez Family

The Molinari Family

The Tiedemann-Bettinelli Family

The Mueller Family

The Borelli Family

The Page-Ragatz Family

The Brown Family

The Nichelini Patterson Family

The Buhman Family

The Pelissa-Hoxsey Family 

The Chadbourne Family

The Perata Family

The Chaix Family

The Pestoni Family

The Clark Family

The Pocai-Ballentine Family

The Clark Family

The Pridmore Family

The Cole / Greenfield / Barkley Family

The Raymond Family

The Frediani Family

The Regusci Family

The Gallagher Family

The Rodgers-Siqueira Family

The Galleron Family

The Stewart Family

The Ghisletta Family

The Stockton Family

The Gordon Family

The Tamagni Family

The Gosling Family

The Tofanelli-DalPorto-DiGiulio Family

The Hardin Family

The Tonella Family

The Haug-Decker Family

The Varozza Family

The Hayne Family

The Wagner Family

The Heitz Family

The White Family

The Daniel-Lail Family

The Wolleson Family

 

The event was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work of the Napa County Farm Bureau over the past 100 years to support and protect farmers’ rights to farm.

 

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The mission of the NAPA COUNTY FARM BUREAU is to ensure the proper political, social, and economic climate for the continuation of a strong, viable, and sustainable agricultural economy. This is done through advocacy and education in order to preserve and protect the agricultural land and other natural resources that provide a high quality of life for all rural and urban citizens of Napa County. For more information please call the NCFB at 707-224-5403, or email info@napafarmbureau.org

 

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