The California State Fair is looking for the oldest businesses in California's largest industry - agriculture - to be considered for the prestigious California Agricultural Heritage Club. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, July 6th and the State Fair is hopeful that the pool of 2007 candidates will shine as brightly as those in years past.
"The CAHC was created as a way to celebrate the history of agriculture and the agricultural enterprises that have made significant contributions to that heritage," says Norb Bartosik, State Fair CEO and General Manager, "The program recognizes more than just owning a business. It chronicles the unique family histories of agricultural productivity in California."
Formerly titled "The 100 Year Club," the CAHC has played an integral role in recognizing the economic heritage of California's largest industry. Members of the group receive a plaque of recognition and a special invitation to the State Fair's annual recognition ceremony and brunch specifically for designees. The 2007 brunch event, sponsored by the California Farm Bureau, is scheduled for August 29th at the California State Fair.
Included among the 150 year members are Pacheco Ranch Marin County Established 1840, Hadley Ranch/Tri-C Limousin Humboldt County Established 1850 and Spinetta Family Vineyards Amador County Established 1852.
If you are interested in becoming or nominating a member of the California Agricultural Heritage Club, please visit www.bigfun.org. Those with questions contact Teresa McEntire at (916) 263-3598 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.