National Grange Gala

Ed & Cynthia Komski (two of our members here at Rainbow Valley Grange) attended the recent 150 National Grange Gala celebrating our 150 years as an organization.

An impressive evening put together by the hard working staff of the National Grange.

Our reputation and results continue to provide platforms and opportunities for us to “make a difference and effect change”. Its up to us to capitalize on those opportunities to do something meaningful for our communities, state and nation.

They had the opportunity to meet with Senator Loretta Sanchez 47th district and she introduced us to Dr. Unac Governor of San Juan Argentina and Mr. Ejarque the Head of Economic Development. They 2 commented about the similarities of climates of Argentina and California’s agricultural environment and invited us to a meeting in March. A very special and unexpected opportunity for us to explore international partnerships.

USDA Workshop

What’s happening at our Grange……
By Lucette Moramarco, Master
[email protected] gmail.com, (760) 468-7406
Thirty people attended the USDA workshop
on Dec. 8, not counting the seven presenters. So,
it was a pretty good turnout (see photo below).
Different parts of the Farm Service Agency help
farmers with disaster/emergency conservation,
crop insurance and farm ownership loans while
Natural Resources Conservation Service deals
with irrigation and mulching as well as technical
and financial assistance. The Farm Extension has
advisors specializing in tree crops, table and wine
grapes, tropical plants, small farms, 4-H and pest
management, etc. There is a lot of help available
for small farms, and for new farmers.
We have a lot to talk about at our meeting –
we joined the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce
last month and need to design business cards and
name tags. If anyone is interested in representing
the Grange at chamber functions, let me know.
We also need to hold a workday to complete
the finishing touches on our hall before we can
have a ribbon cutting with the chamber. This
includes painting doors and doorjambs and
general clean up as well as sorting accumulated
stuff.
Also think about any projects you would like
to do this year and bring your ideas with you!