In the 1800s, explorers and settlers began to arrive from Russia, China and Europe. Inland, the valleys hosted the northernmost Mexican ranchos. After the gold rush of 49, many would-be miners also established ranches inland. Today, cowboys celebrate their way of life at California’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in Willits every Fourth of July.
Lumberjacks came from New England and timber drove the County’s economy for many years. The fishing industry grew and still plays a vital part in Mendocino County life.
Italians and Greeks moved north from San Francisco and found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes, fruit and olives. Our County still benefits from their bounty and organic grape growing and winemaking techniques, make Mendocino County America’s Greenest Wine Region TM.
Artifacts of our Native American, timber, fishing, agricultural, and cultural heritages cab be discovered throughout the County, and are preserved in our many museums.
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Below is a repost from UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Science newsletter. Most will recognized the name, Mel George, be it colleague, mentor, innovator or friend. I wanted to share this since so many of you are familiar with our...
Since many of the California producers in the North Bay use Rancho for cattle harvest this repost of an article by Rita Jane Gabbett from the Meating Place is timely. "Rancho Feeding Corp., based in Petaluma, Calif., is recalling...
The California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) & Merck are sponsoring Cattlemen's Day at the Cow Palace on October 19, 2013. Topics and speakers include: Beef Industry Sustainability - Jude Capper, PhD. Issues with Antibiotic Use in...
In an earlier blog post this year I shared information on an app for the IPhone and Android smartphones that provided auction market information on cattle. The app was called Cattle Talk Mobile and at the time there was not any...
After almost two years, the Mendocino County Meat Plant (MCMP) Study is completed and the 92-page report is available for download as a pdf from either the UCCE Mendocino County web site (http://cemendocino.ucanr.edu/files/171140.pdf) or the Mendocino...
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Meat Industry Capacity and Feasibility Study of the North Coast Region of California is also available under the Livestock & Natural Resource Management Program page.
U.S. Food Market Estimator
The U.S. Food Market Estimator is designed to help users determine the potential demand, by county in the United States, for more than 200 different food items.
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