Sweet Ranches

A 7-Generation Family Heritage and Commitment to
Rangeland Conservation and Healthy Food Production

Outreach and Advocacy - Keys to Public Understanding about Ranching and Land Stewardship, and our Beef Product

Agricultural Leadership and Advocacy - 

a Sweet Family Heritage  - and a Commitment Today

The Sweet Family has a long heritage of cooperating with other farmers and ranchers to support their industry and their community.  This continues today where information and advocacy are key to public understanding about the positive values of agriculture, private land stewardship and the people on the land. Family members participate in various ways, at many levels, and with different organizations. Your support of agriculture in your own way is also important. 
Opportunities to Become Involved, too:
Alameda County Agriculture Advisory Committee.  Agricultural and conservation members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  Darrel and Karen currently serve.  Call them for more information or to volunteer for appointment.

Alameda County Farm Bureau and California Farm Bureau Federation.
Charlie Sweet, our Grandfather was the first county president and our Grandmother, Ozeta was a leader in the Farm Bureau Women and traveled in the '30's to the convention in San Diego.

Young Agriculturalists - Our Future

4-H and Future Farmers of America programs deserve our attention and support as they prepare for careers in agriculture and for citizenship.

Thank you for your interest and help to carry positive information about agriculture. 

California Cattlemen's Association. Membership is important to provide the resources necessary to sustain CCA's effective policy and agency relations and advocacy that benefits ranching. There is useful information on the website. Darrel is a past president. CCA is associated with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Contra Costa - Alameda County Cattlemen's Association.  Charles is a Director and Darrel is a past president.

California CattleWomen, Inc provides state-wide leadership and projects to promote beef and to provide understanding about the families and land stewardship of this industry that is the state's fifth largest commodity. Karen is a past president.

Alameda County CattleWomen.
Michelle, Jessica and Karen are members. Michelle is an President.  Jessica is a past California and National Beef Ambassador and now teaches vocational agriculture.  Most counties have a cattlewomen unit.


California Rangeland Conservation Coalition

The unique coalition of 125+ ranching, conservation and governmental stakeholders of rangelands hosts an annual Rangeland Summit, actively promotes and supports rangeland research and education. The site contains many useful publications and links to rangeland expertise.  the Rangeland Resolution, the foundation for the Coalition. Subscribe tot E-update for regular news. 

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