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DAIRY OF THE YEAR! Upbeat at Sequoia National Park!

implemented into their current management practices. In 2010, Doug purchased the dairy from his father and con- tinues to run it with the help of his wife Sharon, their three children

Jennifer, Lisa and

Ryan, and what will be the 5th generation on the Beretta dairy, his 7 year old grandson Bray- don.

Doug said he always en- visioned running the dairy someday with the help of his entire family. Today, Sharon and their children all have signifi cant roles on the ranch.

While Doug knows it is im- portant for him to oversee all aspects of the ranch, he and his oldest daughter Jennifer share an appreciation specifi cally for the cow herd, while his son Ryan focuses on farming and

ranch operations. Sharon not only still handles the books, but she spends an equal amount of time with their other daughter Lisa taking care of calves at the Dolcini Jersey Dairy.

Selected for their leader- ship in the dairy industry, herd management and ranch appear- ance the Sonoma County Fair is proud to honor the Beretta Family Dairy with the 2018 Dairy of the Year Award for the North Bay region.

They celebrated the honor during its annual Awards Cer- emony on Tuesday, May 22 at the Fairgrounds. Beretta Fam- ily Dairy received the honor in loving memory of Edward J. Maddalena. They will also be recognized on Farmer’s Day at the Fair, Sunday, August 5 in Chris Beck Arena.

The August 2018 Upbeat Times arrives by July 31, 2018 ABOUT:

Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visa- lia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,064 acres

sq miles). Encompassing

(631.35 a

General Sherman Sequoia!!!! Over 2000 years old! ~Terry Swehla

vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet, the park contains among its natural resources the high- est point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level. The park is south of and con- tiguous with Kings Canyon National Park; the two are ad- ministered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. They were designated the UNESCO Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976. The park is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth. The Gen- eral Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains fi ve out of the ten largest trees in the world.

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