San Joaquin County farmer honored for distinguished service
» December 7, 2010 «
Paul Sanguinetti has served Farm Bureau and other groups for 40 years
Described as "a true leader" in agriculture and the community, San Joaquin County farmer Paul Sanguinetti has been honored with the California Farm Bureau Federation Distinguished Service Award. Sanguinetti received the award during the CFBF Annual Meeting in Monterey last night.
A past president of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, Sanguinetti runs a diversified farming operation near Stockton, where he has grown crops including alfalfa, sugar beets, beans, cattle, tomatoes, walnuts, corn and wheat. He was one of the founders of the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education, which has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships and supports agriculture in the classroom activities in San Joaquin County.
Sanguinetti continues to serve on the board of the county Farm Bureau, where he chairs both the events and finance committees. In addition to his work with Farm Bureau, Sanguinetti is a past chairman of the Dry Bean Advisory Board, remains active in several other farm organizations, works with the Stockton Chamber of Commerce and serves as a director of the Stockton East Water District.
"From leading and serving important organizations to being the type of member who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, Paul has been and continues to be a strong advocate of agriculture," wrote San Joaquin Farm Bureau President Phillip Brumley in nominating Sanguinetti for the award.
"I've known Paul for many years, and he's the type of person who is invaluable to a volunteer organization like ours," CFBF President Paul Wenger said. "There are different ways for people to get involved, but there's no greater thing that anybody can give than their time. Paul Sanguinetti has given a lot of time to Farm Bureau and to agriculture."
Sanguinetti was one of two Farm Bureau leaders honored with the Distinguished Service Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the California Farm Bureau. The award was also presented to former CFBF President Doug Mosebar of Santa Ynez.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 81,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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