SACRAMENTO — Ken Oneto, a past president and 28-year board member for the Sacramento County Farm Bureau, has received the California Farm Bureau’s inaugural Hometown Heroes Award for his support of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program.
The award, recognizing Farm Bureau members for outstanding service to the YF&R program, was presented at the California Farm Bureau’s recent Annual Meeting in Monterey.
Oneto, president of KLM Ranches, was lauded for his support of YF&R members who raise crops and provide food for the Harvest for All campaign, a program that contributes millions of pounds of food and thousands of volunteer hours to support local food banks and needy families.
The Hometown Heroes Award was created in honor of Fresno County farmer Randy Rocca, who died in April. The owner of Rocca Ranches and a field representative for Sun-Maid Growers, Rocca was a state YF&R Discussion Meet champion and he remained a devoted supporter of the program after graduating.
The California Farm Bureau works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 29,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of 5.3 million Farm Bureau members.
–California Farm Bureau