The 2014 Miss Merced County title was recently awarded to Danielle Diele who MCFB was proud to learn has proclaimed her platform during her reign to be Agriculture Awareness. According to MCFB’s records this is the first time a countywide contestant from Merced has made agriculture advocacy and education a priority.
In his 2014-15 State Budget released last week, Governor Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding for the Agricultural Education Incentive Grant, which supports high quality Agricultural Education standards in our public schools. This grant program is designed to provide matching funds for districts who commit to meeting state-approved program standards in Ag Education, including classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experience projects, and leadership training through the Future Farmers of America (FFA) student organization.
With a strong peace of mind and joy in his heart, knowing that he would be joining his beloved Florence again, Joe slipped away quietly at Grace Nursing Home, at the age of 93, following a visit with family members.
Known as “Sweet Potato Joe” far and wide, he filled his life with love of family, had the greatest sense of community service and unselfishly helped anyone in need.
On October 17, 2013 Merced County Farm Bureau hosted over 3,300 third-grade students in the highly anticipated FARM2U Day at the Merced County Fairgrounds. The day’s activities entailed students learning about food, fiber and how to make healthy and nutritious decisions on a daily basis.
The California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) agreed to major concessions for the benefit of a local joint petitioners group just 24-hours before their hearing was to occur before the California Superior Courts. The joint petitioner group is made up of Merced County Farm Bureau, Madera County Farm Bureau, Chowchilla Water District, Preserve Our Heritage and Fagundes Brothers. Many were shocked to learn of this decision when negotiations had actually been ongoing internally for several weeks. Your MCFB Executive Committee, Board and staff were all heavily involved in