Marin County Farm Bureau Honors George Grossi and Hal Brown

Friday night, February 24th at the Margaret Todd Center in Novato, Marin County Farm Bureau held its annual dinner where Farm Bureau members along with public officials get a chance to get together and enjoy a fabulous dinner and drinks and honor those that have played an intricate role in agriculture.

 

This year, George Grossi was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Although he is only in his 60’s and has many more years of agriculture achievements, it was fantastic to have the entire family there to see him receive his award for his accomplishments thus far.

Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, congratulates George for his accomplishments.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Before the the program began, members of Tri-Valley, Pt. Reyes-Olema and San Rafael 4H clubs lead the crowd in the Pledge Allegiance.  Seven of them being George Grossi’s grand kids; Bryce and Paige with their cousins; Leila, Cameron, Gavin, Raja and Yasmeena along with Camilla Taylor and Derrick and Logan Pomi.

 

 

 

 

 

After an introduction by Hank Corda, George gives his acceptance speech.

 

Another person who was honored during the evening was retired Marin County Supervisor Hal Brown, who was too ill to attend so Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice accepts his award of ‘Friend of Agriculture’ from Supervisor Steve Kinsey on his behalf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George’s grand daughter, five year old Paige.
 
Another grand daughter to George…Leila, who is also five years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To end the evening, the 4Her’s helped Sam Dolcini hand out the many prizes from the raffle……

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Since 1923 Marin County Farm Bureau has helped to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of Marin County resources. One of our main goals is to unite the agricultural community to work together in the formation of policies that affect our lives as ranchers. We work at the local, state, and national level with all of our elected officials to improve legislation and regulations that could be detrimental to agriculture. In 2007 we worked very closely with the Marin County Board of Supervisors during the County Wide Plan update. This close relationship resulted in a much improved plan from where it started, a number of changes to the plan helped benefit agriculture and our farming families. Marin County Farm Bureau prides itself in being the voice of agriculture for Marin’s farmers and ranchers. The Marin County Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Marin and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. On a state level, Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization, comprised of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing approximately 76,500 members in 56 counties. Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources. Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national basis-in that order. The county Farm Bureau is the nucleus of the organization. It is here that members join by payment of nominal annual dues which entitles them to the wide range of services and benefits of
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