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Media News Releases 2008

Archive of Media News Releases: 2007

November 20, 2008:

Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little more this year
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) issued its annual survey of the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and this year, consumers can expect to pay a little more for the key ingredients. The nationwide survey said the average cost of items used to prepare a dinner for 10 people came to $44.61 -- up $2.35 from last year's survey. [More]

November 6 , 2008:

FCFB elects new officers for 2008-09
The Fresno County Farm Bureau has elected and installed its 2008-09 officers. The new FCFB officers include President Dan Errotabere, of Riverdale; First Vice President Brian Pacheco, of Kerman; Second Vice President Ken Tatami, of Reedley, and Secretary-Treasurer Mark Sorensen, of Caruthers. Russel Efird, of Caruthers, serves as the immediate past president. [More]

October 29, 2008:

Countywide Farm and Nutrition Day planned for March 20, 2009; Registration for schools opens Nov. 3
Fresno County schools can register for the fourth annual Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day, which will be held for third-graders from throughout Fresno County on Friday, March 20, 2009. [More]

Cotton harvest August 25, 2008:

Cotton Harvest Safety Program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25
Fresno County Farm Bureau and State Compensation Insurance Fund will host their annual Cotton Harvest Safety Program on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Westside Field Station, located at Lassen and Oakland avenues near Five Points. [More]

July 31, 2008:

Fresno County Farm Bureau Salutes Journalism Excellence
Fresno County Farm Bureau announced the recipients of its 14th annual Journalism Awards at the organizationís Media Appreciation Night held Thursday, July 31 at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. [More]

July 24, 2008:

Applications are now being accepted for FAACT Leadership Development Program
Fresno County Farm Bureauís Leadership Development Program is accepting applications to be part of the 2008-09 Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned about Tomorrow (FAACT) Class VI. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug.15. [More]

July 22, 2008:

Statement by FCFB about the release of the Fresno County 2007 County Crop Report
Once again, Fresno County’s farmers and ranchers, farm workers, and agribusiness support has helped make Fresno County the number one food and fiber producing county in the state and nation. It is truly a testament to the resourcefulness and stewardship talents of our farmers and ranchers. [More]

July 7, 2008:

News Conference: Statewide “Heat Stress Prevention in Agriculture” Seminars
A news conference outlining the program will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nisei Farmers League office, 1775 N. Fine Ave., Fresno. [More]

Media Night Logo June 23, 2008:

Annual Media Appreciation Night is July 31
The ever-popular Fresno County Farm Bureau Media Appreciation Night will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, Clovis Ave. and Rodeo Lane, Clovis. [More]

Media Night Logo June 16, 2008:

FCFB is accepting nominations for Annual Journalism Awards
Fresno County Farm Bureau is looking for the best in agricultural reporting. The call for entries is underway for the 14th Annual Journalism Awards, which will be presented at the annual Media Appreciation Night on July 31 at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds in Clovis.. [More]

May 28, 2008:

Metal Theft Roundtable meeting to be held on Friday, May 30,...
The Fresno County Farm Bureau and Nisei Farmers League are hosting a Metal Theft Roundtable on Friday, May 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at FCFB. The Roundtable is a follow-up meeting to the Metal Theft Summit held in Easton in March. [More]

Jerry Prieto Jr. April 30, 2008:

FCFB announces Ag Commissioner Prieto as Distinguished Service Award recipient,...
Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Jerry Prieto, Jr. will receive the Fresno County Farm Bureauís 2008 Distinguished Service Award at the organizationís Annual Banquet on May 8... [More]

April 23, 2008:

Supervisor Candidatesí Forum to be held on April 30,...
The Fresno County Farm Bureau, California Grape and Tree Fruit League and Nisei Farmers League are hosting a Fresno County Supervisor Candidatesí Forum on Wednesday, April 30. [More]

Farm Day Logo March 26, 2008:

Fresno County third-graders to participate to Farm and Nutrition Day 2008,...
More than 2,300 third-grade students and more than 500 teachers and chaperones from throughout Fresno County will participate in the event set for Friday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds, Butler and Chance avenues. [More]

March 14, 2008:

Metal Theft summit set for March 14 in Easton ,...
A comprehensive summit targeting both the Valley and Stateís metal and wire thefts will be held on Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at the C.P.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall, 172 W. Jefferson Ave., in Easton. Businesses, municipalities, homeowners, farmers, ranchers, and other affected entities are urged to attend.[More]

Farm Day Logo March 5, 2008:

Volunteers are needed to help with Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day on April 4,...
Volunteers are needed to assist with the popular Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day, which will be held for third-graders from throughout Fresno County on Friday, April 4 at the Fresno Fairgrounds.[More]

Tractor Safety January 23, 2008:

FCFB to host ďTrain the TrainerĒ tractor safety classes in February,...
FCFB and State Compensation Insurance Fund will host a Heat Illness Prevention Seminar on Thursday, May 24 and 31 ....[More]

Farm Day Logo January 10, 2008:

Countywide Farm and Nutrition Day planned for April 4,...
The Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno County Office of Education and Big Fresno Fair are hosting the third annual Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day for third-graders from throughout Fresno County....[More]