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SLO Country Magazine

Summer 2014 Magazine

Drought (Again)

San Luis Obispo County has a long history of scarce rainfall. Read how our current drought affects all residents, but especially those in agriculture. And did you know there's a local worm farm? Learn all about the production of vermicompost.

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Legislative News

Asian Citrus Psyllid

New Asian Citrus Psyllids Found in SLO City Citrus
Additional Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the city of SLO have put into effect quarantine measures. Read a SLO Ag Dept. news release here. Videos on the two website links below tell you more about the problem and how to identify this destructive pest.
1) California Department of Food and Agriculture videos
2) Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

FSA county committees2015 FSA County Committee Elections
A USDA bulletin discusses the importance to farmers and ranchers of the Farm Service Agency County Committees, who can hold office and the election process. Read more.

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Click here for a copy of the current Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda.

To print out a copy of the "Board Appearance Request Form," click here.

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Membership Benefits

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NEW Ag Equipment Discounts
Farm Bureau members can save $300-$500 on Case-IH equipment, including Farmall Compact tractors, large square balers, round balers, self-propelled windrowers, disk mower conditioners and more.
There is no limit to the number of discounts a member may use, as long as it's no more than one per unit acquired. Read the details here.

Nationwide/Allied logoReceive a Bigger Discount
Farm Bureau Voting Members receive a bigger discount on a personal auto policy -- 12.5%. To find out more, Click here.

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State Fund offers a discount and special programs to Farm Bureau members. Read more.

 

Farm & Ranch Signs for Sale

HazMat signFarm Bureau offers low-cost, durable signs needed for agricultural operations. For a sample of available signs, Click here.

 

"No Trespassing Sign" Now Comes in Two Sizes & Two Versions
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A new 24x 16-inch metal No Trespass sign in English and Spanish with the penal code number listed sells for $13 (members) & $13.50 (non-members). Orders for this sign must be pre-paid.
No Trespass signA 16x13-inch metal No Trespassing sign in English and Spanish without the penal code number sells for $8 (members) & $8.50 (non-members).

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On the Calendar 


SLO Farm Bureau Moves

4875 Morabito PlaceOur New Office Location --

4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo 93401
Phone: (805) 543-3654
Fax: (805) 543-3697
(numbers remain the same)

View and print a map to the new San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau location here.

December Events

Holiday Open Householly

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, SLO County Farm Bureau Office
Please join us for a festive lunch and conversation with friends. RSVP today to Farm Bureau at (805) 543-3654 or email jhowsmon@slofarmbureau.org

9-10:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, SLO County Farm Bureau Office
Members of Farm Bureau, SLO County Cattlemen and CattleWomen meet to discuss proposed grazing regulations before the January 9, 2015, State Water Resources Control Board meeting in SLO. Read details here. RSVP for this breakfast meeting to Farm Bureau at (805) 543-3654 or email joy@slofarmbureau.org.

Membership Benefits

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Farm Bureau members looking for new, easy ways to interact with customers at farmers markets, tasting rooms and other locations now have access to a variety of First Data marketing services. Read more here.

What are some benefits of your SLO County Farm Bureau membership? Read about them here. Find a current list with Farm Bureau benefits here.

Membership News

Join SLO County Farm Bureau
joinIt's easy to join San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau and receive the benefits of membership. Read how your membership keeps you informed on local and state ag issues. Join online today! Click here.

How to Become a Business Member
For a Business Membership application, please click here. For questions, call the SLO County Farm Bureau, (805) 543-3654.

Renew Your SLO County Farm Bureau Membership
Renew LogoRenew your membership online today! Click here.

 

Welcome New SLO County Farm Bureau Members!handshake

Agricultural Members--
Joan Garcia, Mission Fields LLC, Ryan Fortini Design Group.

Associate Members -- Josh Blanc, Jeremy Gilbuena, Suzette Lees, Marianne Miller, Timothy Montgomery, Suzanne Morby, Luis Quintanar, Michael Rivera, Benjamin Smith, Nancy Taylor, Carino Trujillo.

Business Members -- Ewing Irrigation Products, DaCosse & Associates Real Estate.

New Collegiate Membership Offered CFBF invites students between 16 and 25, enrolled in a post-high school education program such as community college, four-year university or trade school, to join Farm Bureau for $25 a year. Gift memberships are available. Learn more.

Equipment Theft

Rural Theft Losses for a Year Total More Than $200,000Equipment theft

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Rural Crime Unit offers tips to prevent theft here. Since June 2013, losses from metal shops and outbuildings in rural areas are estimated to be more than $200,000.

SLO Co. Ag Department

2013 Crop Report2013 County Crop Report -- Up 11% From 2012

Wine grapes came out as top crop, with strawberries close behind in 2013 production. Download a pdf.

Freddy of the Year

Congratulations Paul Clark!Paul Clark 2014

Paul Clark, honored for his outstanding service and contributions to agriculture and Farm Bureau, received the "Freddy" at the 92nd Annual Meeting of Members. A Past President, Clark has served with distinction on numerous committees, representing the agriculture community with thoughtfulness and a deep knowledge of issues and goals. Read more.

2014 Ag of the Year

Congratulations, Dale EvensonDale Evenson 2014

At Cattlemen and Farmers' Day during July's Mid-State Fair, rancher and role model Dale Evenson was honored for his service to agriculture and the community. Read more about this SLO County native.

California Bountiful

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California Bountiful Magazine features farm and ranch operations, holiday ideas for giving and entertaining, recipes, book reviews and more. Link here.

Farm Safety & Workers

Take Care When Working in Your Shop This Winter
State Fund logoMany accidents happen in the farm shop. Read the types of potential hazards to be aware of and ways to prevent accidents and injuries to share with employees.

Why Farm-Certified Insurance Agents Work Hard for You
Nationwide logoWhat do farmers and ranchers want most from their insurance agent? Someone they can trust, one who understands the business of farming and one who helps them protect their operations. Read how Farm Certified agents do this.

Electrical Safety Basics
FELS logoMost employees injured by electricity are not electricians. Help all your employees understand basic electricity to avoid injuries--and even death. More here.

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FARM PAC

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California Farm Bureau Federation encourages Farm Bureau voting members to stay engaged in the political process, even in a non-election year. Read more.

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