Executive Address – January 2015

Happy New Year from the Madera County Farm Bureau!  With well wishes and prayers of hopeful rain to come in the forecast –we’re hoping for another year of peace and plenty.

The Board of Director’s has officially lodged a Notice of Default against the California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) –based on serious defaults and violations  of the Court-Approved Settlement Agreement between the Authority and the Farm Bureaus –Madera and Merced.  The defaults are associated with the Authority’s acquisition of property in Madera County.  Failure to timely remedy the violations will result in the Authority being required to go back to Court for judicial enforcement of the Settlement Agreement. A copy of the Notice of Default and other related materials can be found on the MCFB website, www.maderafb.com

On a brighter note –please save the date for our Annual Wine Tasting event, which will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 –at Appellation California (ApCal).  This year’s event is introducing a new local specialty –Beer!   We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with our outstanding local wineries as well.  This event is entirely tax deductible and proceeds go toward our Scholarship Fund.  Please contact the office for more information or if you’re interested in sponsoring the event.

Our office is also busy setting up our new and improved wave of Spring safety trainings –sponsored by Agri-Land Farming and Foster and Parker Insurance.  We are offering many different types of compliance trainings this year; including train the trainer pesticide and hazards awareness, overtime and wage law compliance, heat stress and sexual harassment training –and CPR and First Aid.  Please call the office or visit our website for more information.

We look forward to serving our membership in the upcoming year –Keep Planting, Growing, and Picking!

 

Anja K. Raudabaugh
Executive Director

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