Welcome to the Farm Bureau!

The Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership, non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent the commodities grown in our county.   It has a historic, ongoing, close working relationship with the U. C. Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Commissioner. 

Farm Bureau advocates on behalf of the agricultural community, speaking out on local, state and national issues that affect the agricultural commodities we raise and provide. We also promote education of our members and the community on agricultural-related issues and support agri-tourism.

The Farm Bureau's mission is to 'Protect, encourage, and enhance economic opportunities and social viability for El Dorado County farmers, ranchers, and foresters', while representing the needs and interests of all El Dorado County farming families. 

Announcements - El Dorado County

California Water Commission: Water Storage Public Meetings Calendar
California Small Farm Conference - Call for Workshop Proposals

California Small Farm Conference - Call for Workshop Proposals
CSFC will be held March 5 - 8, 2016 in Sacramento 

Experienced small-scale farmers and other agricultural innovators needed!

 

Everyone involved in California small-scale agriculture or direct marketing is invited to submit a proposal for a workshop at the 29th California Small Farm Conference (CSFC) in Sacramento on March 5 - 8, 2016. The CSFC mission is to provide relevant educational and networking opportunities and resources to address issues facing farmers, ranchers and farmers' market managers. The conference aims to provide workshops that are relevant for both beginning and experienced farmers and farmers' market managers. 

 

For 2016, successful workshop proposals should be concise (250 words or less in response to each question) and focused on a timely topic. Successful proposals will be of great educational value to conference attendees. Typically, the Conference attendance is comprised of small-scale farmers, ranchers, farmers' market managers, government officials, students and non-profit representatives.  

 

If your workshop is selected for the Conference, one-day registration and one meal will be provided the day of the speaking engagement to each speaker on the panel and to the workshop coordinator (if not a speaker). There is no compensation for travel expenses incurred.

 

Since its inception in 1982, more than 7,500 farmers have benefited from the California Small Farm Conference. The Conference is the state's premier gathering for small-scale farmers, farmers' market managers, agriculture students and small farm industry professionals, and attracts approximately 500 attendees each year.  

 

Submit your proposal online at http://www.californiafarmconference.com/call-for-proposals/ before August 14, 2015. 

Penny Leff, Agritourism Coordinator, UC ANR Small Farm Program
530.752.7779, www.sfp.ucdavis.edu

 
Sign Ordinance Update
The Board will consider the Commission's recommendation and adoption of the FEIR and updated Sign Ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 28, 2015.

In response to public interest in having ample time to review the proposed draft Sign Ordinance and related documents for the Board hearing, the staff memo and attachments are now available (posted 6/24/15) for public viewing in advance of the official publication of the meeting agenda for Tuesday, July 28th. (Typically, agendas are published about one week prior to the scheduled Board meeting.)

To view the staff memo (Exhibit 7A) and attachments (Exhibits 7B - 7I), clink on this link.

Comments on the Proposed Draft Sign Ordinance Update may be submitted any time before the Board takes action.  Please email comments to:  anne.novotny@edcgov.us  

 
Resilient Federal Forests Act
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 (HR 2647) to give the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to catastrophic wildfire, insects and disease through active management. BILL PASSED!! 
California Water Use Facts
 
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