Free barbecue kicks off meeting for renewed North Bay agriculture group
Two Sonoma County women with strong ties to the area’s agriculture industry are leading an effort to re-establish the Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers & Ranchers organization.
The group’s first meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 20) at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 970 Piner Road, Santa Rosa.
Taylor Serres and Jennifer Beretta invite agriculturists between 18 and 35 who live and work in Sonoma or Marin counties to stop by and learn about the organization.
The meeting includes a free barbecue.
Guest speaker Sarah Reynolds will discuss the leadership opportunities and other benefits of membership in the Young Farmers & Ranchers. A fifth-generation agriculturist from Butte County, Reynolds is the chairman of the California Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Anyone with an interest in agriculture can join the Young Farmers & Ranchers, which is part of a state and national organization associated with Farm Bureau.
Members develop leadership skills while volunteering time as members of their county Farm Bureaus.
The organization serves as a training ground for agricultural leaders while providing a social network for young people passionate about agriculture and its vital role in Sonoma and Marin counties.
The North Bay group links into a state and national network of young agriculturists.
Serres, a Sonoma Valley resident, works in the wine industry. Beretta works on her family’s organic dairy in Santa Rosa. They hope to revive the North Bay organization, which has been inactive for several years.
For information or reservations, contact Taylor Serres at 695-9144 or TPSerres18@yahoo.com.