December 2016

What a year it has been! Lots of ups and downs, but in the end we will get it all figured out. With a new President coming on soon, I hope that everyone remains hopeful that positive change will occur, and keep in mind that it will take time… Let’s face it, Rome wasn’t built in a day. I would like to begin by thanking everyone for their continued support. Madera County Farm Bureau is here because of its members, and we will continue to promote ag, educate about ag, and fight the battles the ag industry faces as long as we all stand together united.

As many of you know by now, we are also selling gun raffle calendars. We will be raffling of one gun a week every week in 2017. The proceeds from this raffle will help us continue the work that we do. Unfortunately, there have been changes made at CFBF that are impacting the local farm bureaus, so we are trying to get creative with our fundraising. So for $100, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning a gun, as well as supporting our local farm bureau. These calendars make great Christmas gifts too! So hurry down and buy your calendar today before we run out.

As we enter the new year, MCFB is putting together their calendar of events, including safety trainings and workshops. We will have our first training at the end of January, which will be CPR and First Aid. If anyone has any requests for a specific training or workshop please contact our office, and we will look into it. The holidays are upon us, so take some time to spend it with those that matter most in your lives. All year we work hard to see the fruits of our labor, and often forget to say thanks or just acknowledge those that have helped along the way. So, take some time from the hustle and bustle, and just enjoy those fruits with those that matter most. I would also like to take a minute to thank everyone who has helped me this past year.

I started this job just over a year ago, hitting the ground running on day one, and haven’t stopped. I am so thankful for the phenomenal wealth of knowledge, support and enthusiasm I have received. I look forward to continuing my efforts as your executive director, and ask that if anyone has anything specific they would like us to address or look into, please feel free to call me. I’m always just a phone call away. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Cheers!

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