Rau to oversee Farm Bureau rural health, anti-crime programs
» August 23, 2006 «
A background in farm safety programs and Farm Bureau administration helped prepare Danielle Rau for her new position as director of the Rural Health & Safety, Rural Crime Prevention and Member Benefits programs for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Rau joined CFBF after working for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, where she coordinated its Safety and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs, and worked as a registered lobbyist before the Montana Legislature.
"Danielle oversees key programs that improve the quality of life for rural Californians," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "Assuring the health and safety of the people who live and work on farms and ranches has long been one of Farm Bureau's top priorities. Protecting rural Californians from theft, vandalism, illegal dumping and other crimes goes hand-in-hand with that mission."
Rau will also coordinate the statewide benefits that members earn by joining county Farm Bureaus in California. Those benefits include insurance programs, vehicle discounts and a variety of other services.
A native of Wheatland, Rau participated in 4-H and FFA youth programs while growing up there. She earned a degree in business administration, with a minor in agricultural business, from Montana State University.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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