- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Calaveras County UC Cooperative Extension director and farm advisor, Ken Churches, was praised in a Union Democrat article published yesterday about the county's leadership program ag tour.
"Ken does a great job," the story quoted leadership program participant Bill Schmiett, the owner of Mountain Ranch Realty.
Churches took the new leaders to visit a variety of the county's agritourism destinations, reported staff writer Sean Janssen.
"Agriculture and agricultural tourism are a very significant part of the economic engine of Calaveras County," Churches was quoted. "Murphys, you can see, was built entirely around agricultural tourism. It's the diversity in agricultural tourism that makes Calaveras County a wonderful place to live."
The group visited California Cashmere, Al-Rafiq Farms, Rancho NC Alpacas, Calaveras Nursery, Trinitas Olive Oil and Golf Course and Twisted Oak Winery.
The photo with this post, which shows Churches in the early years of his tenure, is from the UCCE Calaveras Web site.