Santa Rosa, CA – October 24, 2018 – Farmers,
vineyard owners, and other agricultural business owners are invited to
participate in a free workshop on Tuesday, November 6 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the
Farm Bureau Office to hear best practices from local farmers about energy and efficiency
and water conservation. Attendees will also learn about the financing, grants,
and incentives available to help business owners fund their projects.
County continues to lead the way in sustainable winemaking and agricultural
practices," said Board Chair James Gore. “As a public official and being
from a family with deep agricultural roots in Sonoma County, I am encouraged to
see both public and private organizations working together to increase the
resiliency of our businesses, community, and environment."
speaker will be Joseph Button, the Sustainability Director at Straus Family
Creamery. Button will describe the efficiency measures the Straus Family
Creamery has implemented and their strong beliefs in sustainability as a core
is provided by the County of Sonoma, General Services Department (GSD) Energy
and Sustainability Division in partnership with the Farm Bureau and
representatives from the County, USDA, and other programs will be on hand to
meet with participants.
This event is
the first in a series of workshops that will explore in-depth topics on
sustainability and efficiency and marks the strength of the partnership between
the GSD Energy and Sustainability Division and the Farm Bureau to support local
change. “Bringing forums to a community level allows a greater focus on the
programs and issues in a specific area,” commented Farm Bureau Director, Tawny
Tesconi. “While many resources are available, it’s not always clear which will
encouraged to pre-register for the event by contacting the Energy and
Sustainability Division by calling (707) 565-6470 or by emailing GSenergy@sonoma-county.org.
Though geared toward farms and small businesses, the event is free and open to
questions, please contact: Brianne McClure or