New director revitalizes services, manages high-speed rail lawsuit
In just 10 months as the executive director of the Madera County Farm Bureau — and seven months as a new mom — Merced native Anja Raudabaugh has met every goal she has set for the bureau so far.
Services have been expanded, membership goals have been met, and the bureau continues to lead a fight against the California HighSpeed Rail Authority.
“We have been busy revitalizing farm bureau services,” Raudabaugh said during a recent phone interview as she worked from home while taking care of her infant son, John. “I’ve been helping members with permitting, including discharge permits, waste water treatment permits, groundwater permitting and surface water use.”
The bureau now offers grant-writing services to help Madera County farmers become more competitive, Raudabaugh said...