October 2016

Well, it’s officially fall and after the heat and sweat of harvest you can feel the weather changing for the better. This reminds me of a quote by David Bly that paints the farmer in the correct light: “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted”. The growers in Madera county achieved success this year by having a good and safe harvest.

Throughout the county as growers wrap up the season, I see that many new tasks have begun in anticipation of the winter months and hopefully a “WET” one at that. As October passes it brings us to November. This is an important year as it is a presidential election year. No matter your party or beliefs; I urge you to get out and do your civic duty and vote. This country needs strong leaders who believe in agriculture as its backbone to help feed and lead this nation. Now, onto something more enjoyable; Madera County Farm Bureau’s Ag United Harvest Celebration and annual meeting of the members is October 23, 2016 at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds.

Please join us for a wonderful evening, in which we will honor our scholarship recipients, have guest speaker Dan Walters from the Sacramento Bee speak about the future of agriculture and enjoy a prime rib dinner. There will be raffle prizes from local vendors and growers. Call 559-674-8871 or visit www. maderafb.com to purchase your tickets. Please come out and support your local farm bureau. Cheers to a great finish to the 2016 harvest!


March 2023