On July 29, we celebrated the efforts of Bowles Farming Company in their commitment to protecting 328 acres of farmland on their property in Merced County, known as Lone Tree Ranch.
During the Farmland Conservation Celebration and Farm Tour, CFT supporters, sponsors, landowners, agency personnel, industry colleagues, legislative members and staff experienced an in-depth bus tour of Bowles Farming Company. Guests heard from Cannon Michael, President and CEO of Bowles Farming Company, who discussed the industry-leading efforts being made by the company in organic and conventional farming, green waste composting, and native seed production and processing.
Following the tour was a short program and lunch, where Cannon and his family were recognized by Lynn Von Koch-Libert, executive director at the Strategic Growth Council, David Shabazian, Director at the Department of Conservation and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced).
Many congratulations to the Bowles and Lawrence families, for protecting their farmland and for their commitment to stewardship!