2018 4-H Alumni Honoree – Doug Beretta

Congratulations to the 2018 4-H Alumni Honoree Doug Beretta!

Santa Rosa dairy farmer Doug Beretta, a former 4-H Club member who has emerged as one of the most influential and respected leaders on the Sonoma County farm front, is the 2018 recipient of the 4-H Alumni Recognition Award.

A third generation- Sonoma County dairy farmer, Beretta, 54, and his family own and operate an organic dairy in west Santa Rosa.  Four generations of the Beretta family work together on the 400 acre ranch to produce milk used for Wallaby organic yogurt.  The Beretta Dairy, which epitomizes a family farming operation, was named the 2018 Dairy of the year by the Sonoma County Fair.

Growing up, Beretta was a member of the Sunshine 4-H Club where he completed projects ind airy cattle and woodworking.  Project reports and demonstration presentations gave him confidence.  He said his 4-H experience was transformational, helping shape his values and channeling his path to leadership and community service.

“My life of community involvement really got started with 4-H,” said Beretta

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