Friday, January 21, 2011

Road trip: Peaches, tractors and bulls


Lots of exciting things are happening in Northern California agriculture these days.

Yesterday I went to the University of California Cooperative Extension's annual Cling Peach Day in Yuba City, where Ginny Hair (top photo) of the California Cling Peach Board explained the many ways she and her partners are reaching out to schools and others to market American-grown canned peaches.

From there I stopped in Colusa and talked with Mitch Dihel (middle photo) of Beeler Tractor Co., who told me that participating in the annual Colusa Farm Show helps bring exposure to his business. This year's show is happening Feb. 1-3 at the fairgrounds there.

And finally, I watched preparations for next week's Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, which begins Tuesday. The bottom photo is of forklift operator Tony Welch lowering the trade show office into place at the Tehama District Fair grounds.

For my story on the cling peach marketing efforts and for ongoing coverage of the bull sale and farm show, keep checking in the coming days.

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