Napa, CA–The California Farm Bureau has announced that the Napa County Farm Bureau has been named 2020 County of the Year and also the recipient of 5 Awards for Excellence.
California Farm Bureau recognizes select county Farm Bureaus for exceptional achievements on the local level. This process provides maximum recognition of the significant program of work undertaken by the selected county Farm Bureaus in California.
“Under Johnnie and Ryan’s tenure, membership in Napa County has more than doubled, financial strength has increased, the program of community work has dramatically expanded and they have built an extremely sophisticated political operation at the Farm Bureau to professionally represent Napa Ag. Ryan has transformed what the Napa County Farm Bureau is and turned it into one of the most formidable trade associations in Napa County and the state. It is now considered an influential authority for Napa Ag at the local, state and national level,” said Jamie Johansson, President of the California Farm Bureau.
“This is an honor and evidence that we are on the right track in professionally representing agriculture in Napa County”, said Johnnie White, President of the Napa County Farm Bureau. “This is a great win for Ryan and his team and our membership!”
“We’re very excited and honored to be named California Farm Bureau County of the Year and to also receive 5 separate awards for achieving excellence. As the CEO of the oldest agricultural organization in Napa Valley, it is an absolute honor to represent so many Ag families and businesses and to know that we are successful on their behalf. I am so proud of this organization and the work that we do,” said Ryan Klobas, Chief Executive Officer of the Napa County Farm Bureau.