About Us


Our Story



About Us


We are a non-profit association, supported by the dues of our 3,500 members. Sacramento County Farm Bureau is not a government agency. We are a member of the California Farm Bureau Federation, a non-profit organization of farmers and ranchers with over 78,000 members throughout the state. California Farm Bureau Federation is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, which has over 5.3 million members.

Our History
In 1946, a small group of local agriculturalists incorporated the Sacramento County Farm Bureau. The mission was to solve problems relating to the farm, farm home, and rural community. They recognized the advantages of organized action to help enhance their visibility as an industry among an ever-changing world and economy.

Our Present
4000 acres of vital farmland is lost each year to urbanization. There is great concern among producers that not only is the practice of farming and ranching decreasing, but that their rural way of life is being threatened. Area growers work hard to supply consumers with high quality products while battling such obstacles as increased production costs and water availability.

Our Vision
As the earth’s original conservationists, producers have a keen interest in preserving our precious land for future generations. Farmers are concerned with natural resources, animal health, water, and air quality. Agriculture professionals are continuing to fund research in an effort to increase farm production and improve animal health.

Board, Staff and Past Presidents

Board, Staff and Past Presidents

  • Virginia Hemly-Chhabra
    President

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  • Lance Clothier
    Vice President

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  • Matt Frank
    Vice President

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  • Steve Garland
    Treasurer

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  • Jim Vietheer
    Executive Member

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  • Walt Hardesty
    Board Member

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  • Pat Kirby
    Board Member

  • Michael McDowell
    Board Member

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  • Ken Mitchell
    Board Member

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  • Tim Neuharth
    Board Member

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  • Ken Oneto
    Board Member

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  • Dan Roemer
    Board Member

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  • Guy Rutter
    Board Member

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  • Jerry Spencer
    Board Member

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  • Kevin Steward
    Board Member

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  • Michael Tudesko
    Board Member

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  • Russell van Loben Sels
    Board Member

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  • Mike Wackman
    Board Member

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  • Staff

  • Bill Bird
    Executive Director

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  • Alexis Silveira
    Executive Director

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Awards

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