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There are lots of plates in the air right now, so this is going to be brief...

1) March VC-CWA meeting will feature Maureen McGuire at the Oxnard Historic Farm Park. Please RSVP using the button below by Saturday, March 12, so we can get lunch plans together in time.

2) Congratulations to Annette Baietti with her promotion at Bobalu Berries

3) Thank you, Annette for 3 years of service as our Chapter Treasurer... and for your help training your replacement

4) Are you detail oriented, fiscally trustworthy and looking for a way to lend a hand with VC-CWA?  Maybe serving as Treasurer is the right opportunity for you.  Please click
here if you might be interested, or you have any questions.

5) Are you concerned about the future of the gas/oil and agriculture industries in Ventura County? You should be. Read on to learn more...

6) Don't forget - the application deadline for VC-CWA's 2022 Scholarships is June  5. Click here for the details.

7) And, as always, thank you to our Donor Members!  Without your over and above support, VC-CWA couldn't do what we do!

We look forward to seeing you soon!  

To start 2022 off with a bang, Maureen McGuire has joined the Farm Bureau team as their new CEO.   The CEO manages Farm Bureau's staff, daily operations and finances. She recommends policy to the Board of Directors, implements Board directives, and represents the interests of the membership at legislative and regulatory hearings. She also serves as Farm Bureau's liaison with the news media and numerous community groups - including VC-CWA!

Join us Tuesday, March 15 at noon at the Oxnard Historic Farm Park to see what's in store for Farm Bureau and local agriculture this year!
Click here to RSVP by March 12 for the Meeting
Maybe you've seen recent attacks on local agriculture in the Ventura County Star and elsewhere.
Maybe you saw Maureen McGuire's great response to those unfounded accusations:

The main groups who have been leading that recent assault on agriculture are right now, temporarily distracted by their attacks on our friends in the local gas/oil industry.  Those attacks are culminating in Measures A and B, which you'll see on the June ballot. As you know, petroleum products are a key component to keeping agriculture running - not to mention our cars, homes, planes, and more...

Did you know that local oil operations are audited and inspected for compliance by over 15 different agencies (everything from surface water, groundwater, air quality, preparation and training for emergencies, and more)? In fact, the largest oil company in Ventura County has been part of a multi-year air monitoring program overseen by the state and conducted by one of those activist groups. No air contamination was found - but that didn’t stop the activist group from going to our local Board of Supervisors to push new measures to “stop the oil companies from poisoning the local residents.” And we repeat, no contamination was ever found. 

If that attack strategy sounds familiar, it’s the same false claim made by the same activist group about alleged pesticide drift from Ventura county agriculture fields.

How can you help?

1) Come to our March meeting to get educated

2) If you can't come, click here to email our Land Use/Water Appointed Director (Louise Lampara of Ventura County CoLAB) with your questions

3) When you see "California Women for Agriculture, Ventura County" on the June ballot, among those opposing Measures A and B, please don't be alarmed.  Ours will be one of at least two "agricultural sounding" organizations listed there - because when someone erroneously claims to represent local agriculture, our best defense is a good offense.  Just because a group's name suggests that they want to "Save Agriculture" doesn't mean that's truly their agenda... Be ready to call a spade a spade...

We are so thankful for you, your connection to VC-CWA, and your willingness to share your knowledge and skills with others.  

We look forward to seeing you!

2021 DONORS  -  Thank you!!!
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Farm Credit West – Mark Satterberg
J. K. Thille Ranches – Dorcas Thille
Rancho Abuelos – Alice Henderson
Rancho Cream – Elaine Cavaletto
Topa-Topa Flywheelers – Bob Rich



Western States Petroleum Association – Ben Oakley


Brokaw Ranch Co. – Ellen Brokaw
Matilija Law – Melissa Sayer
Stockton Ranch – Martha Flournoy
Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)
Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner
Ventura County Co-LAB - Louise Lampara


Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin
Beardsley and Son – Melinda Beardsley Meyring
Bobalu Berry Farms – Annette Baietti 
Camarillo Travel – Kathryn Estomo
Debra Cavaletto
Diamond Realty – Theresa Robledo
Kimball McPheron Ranch – Maggie Kimball 
Kimball Ranches – El Hogar – Nancy Kimball   
Kimball Ranches – El Hogar – Rachael Laenen
Leavens Ranches – Leslie Leavens 
Mary Ann Hooker
Organic Garden Club of Ventura County - Mary Freed
Rancho Bella Vista – Charles & Laurie Vanoni 
Richardson Ranches – Martha Richardson  
Shelley Zadik  
Totally Local VC – Kat Merrick
Ventura County Farm Bureau – John Krist
Vero Vino Craft Wines - Sheila Donahue

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