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Page 12 The Cloverda]e Reveille May 2, 2019 www, cloverdalereveille.com : ]: L /;/ From Left to Right: Tyler ~ick, Co-Owner, Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Co-Owner, Redwood Empire Vineyard Management and award recipient, Karissa /(ruse, County Winegrowers President, 5onoma Vineyard Management, Kevin Barr, County Winegrowers, Joe Dutton, Board Chair, Sonoma Since 1979, Kevin Barr has been a staple of the Sonoma County community. He is one of Sonoma County's most passionate, hardworking, and visionary farmers, making him a wonderful choice as the recipient of the 2019 Viticulture Award of Excellence. Kevin and his wife Linda established their company, Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, in the early 1980's. Their forward-thinking mentality, commitment to the land and local agriculture, and willingness to put action behind talk resulted in Redwood Empire being the first vineyard management company in California to be certified sustainable. The organization currently works with 28 certified sustainable clients. Kevin served as the Chairman of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission Board from 2015 to 2017. His expertise in sustainability has been invaluable to helping the Commission advance toward the goal of certifying 100% of Sonoma County's vineyards sustainable. Kevin's humble attitude and generosity toward the winegrowing, agriculture and the greater Sonoma County community is evident in his history of volunteering. Kevin is the Chairman of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Board where he determinedly works to support agricultural employees and their families in Sonoma County. He is also current Chairman of the Santa Rosa Jr College Viticulture Advisory Board and current Secretary for the Sonoma County Trailblazers. A warm congratulations to Kevin Barr on receiving the 2019 Viticulture Award of Excellence! Sm ome Count Wtne g,wers m ua!ty the Viticultu Award of Excetienc to ognize individual grape 9rower or famtile who have, made gntf a t o tr,ibt tioll to the County wit @growlng community and the greater community, In r cognltton of thi,award, KBatt celved a Co, gr' sio al Record Statmt e t from Congressman Mike Thompson along with r olutions from Senato ' M ke, rtd Sonom Comity Board of Supewi ,or M mbsr James Gore, Om ite to presertt the awat'd wer State A embiiym mber; Jim Wood, District R pre entativ from Cot gr,smat Thomp oW Office, Stephe, n Gal Je, y Chamberlain, A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS: GROWERS CIRCLE SPONSORS AMERICAN ACCREDIT ~ ~ ~v~ ~' CENTRAL VALLEY PLATINUM SPONSORS GROW WeST TRADE SHOW EXHI BITORS Ag Code American AgCredit Andrews & Thornton Atlas Vineyard Hanagement Bartley Pump PM, LIC Bartolomei Scale Inc. Central Valley Ciatti Company Cold Creek Compost, Inc. Duarte Nursery Garton Tractor, Inc. Grey Creek Grow West Guillaume Grapevine Nursery Harmony Farm Supply, Nursery & Ag Supply Infac0 USA JSC Agricultural Supply Knights Grapevine Nursery Novavine PA Trellising Systems Peterson Idealease and International Truck Pisenti & Brinker LLP Ray Carlson & Associates, Inc. Sonoma County Department of Agriculture Sonoma County Farm Bureau Sunridge Nurseries Inc. Vineyard Industry Products Vintel Wilbur-Ellis Wonderful Nurseries i