Farm Bureau leader honored for distinguished service
» December 6, 2005 «
Bill Pauli receives Distinguished Service Award
California Farm Bureau President Bill Pauli received the award last night during the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Monterey. He has been involved in leadership roles since joining the Mendocino County Farm Bureau in 1970.
Pauli will complete his tenure as California Farm Bureau president this week, having served the maximum four terms. Previously, he served eight years as first vice president of the organization and eight years as second vice president. Before being elected a statewide officer, Pauli served three years on the California Farm Bureau board of directors.
"Bill Pauli has dedicated 27 years of consecutive service to the California Farm Bureau, a record unmatched in the modern history of our organization," said CFBF First Vice President Doug Mosebar, who presented the award. "He has spent untold hours and traveled untold miles on behalf of our state's family farmers and ranchers. His tireless efforts have elevated the Farm Bureau's reputation in Washington, Sacramento and throughout California. We appreciate his vision, leadership, inspiration and friendship."
A former president of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, Pauli grows winegrapes and pears in Potter Valley and owns Braren-Pauli Winery and Redwood Valley Cellars. Among his many community and service activities, he serves as chief of the Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
The Farm Bureau also presented a Distinguished Service Award to the retiring dean of agriculture at California State University, Chico, A. Charles Crabb, following his nomination by the Butte County Farm Bureau.
The Distinguished Service Award-the highest honor bestowed by the California Farm Bureau-has been presented annually since 1953. The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members statewide.
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