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Posts published by “Bob Dempel”

The Great 2020 Ceremony

A year or so ago I received a call from a couple of young friends of mine all excited that they were announcing their engagement…

Oakdale’s Finest

I was fortunate some 50 years ago to be a member of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. I joined 29 other upcoming agriculture leaders for…

He Didn’t Have To Die

I read with horror the article about the murder of James (Jim) Whetstone (69) in the local papers this past October. The article left no…

R.I.P. Maze

I have always wondered what happened to a corn maze after Halloween. I think about all of the work just put into raising the corn.…

Aggie Buckle

Many years ago, I was very involved in the 4-H program. A highlight of the year was 4-H camp. This was held at beautiful Mendocino…

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Smith, soon to be retired Sonoma County Viticulture Specialist for the University of California Cooperative Extension, has seen unparalleled changes in the industry during…

Rodeo & Cotton

My first rodeo was in Willits on the 4th of July sometime in the late 1940’s. My grandfather took the family to see the Willits…

Stoves & Pot

Canyon Road is just North of Geyserville. I had been contacted by an owner of a small older vineyard to inspect the vines for disease…

The Rest of the Sheriff’s Story

I read with great interest Chris Calder’s two great articles back to back on Sheriff Kendall in the Anderson Valley Advertiser. What spiked my interest…

Pears in Kelseyville

Kelseyville is called the Pear Capitol of the world. I have done a vast amount of business in the pear industry in Kelseyville. Starting in…

The Rock of Rocks

A big rock, located on the far back of my property, has always intrigued me. You need to know where it is and how to…

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