YSFB to Host Ag Crime Prevention Meeting

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Yuba-Sutter-Farm-BureauThe Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau (YSFB) will be hosting an Ag Crime Prevention meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau office located at 475 N. Palora Avenue in Yuba City. YSFB agricultural members are encouraged to attend.

Increasing levels of metal theft and the continued rise in rural crimes such as illegal dumping, vandalism, meth labs and thefts of farm equipment, chemicals, livestock, and crops highlight the need for YSFB’s efforts to bring together local law enforcement and current technology available for farmers and ranchers to reduce their risk of farm theft.

Tyler Skeller with Bay Alarm Systems will provide a presentation on remote camera systems available for rural and farm settings. Since 1946, California businesses have been relying on Bay Alarm as their commercial security company. Matt Lagorio with YSFB Young Farmers & Ranchers will provide information on the Owner Applied Number (OAN) program. The OAN crime prevention program has been initiated in our state for the identification of farm machinery, equipment and even household goods and is a widely recognized program supported by organizations and agencies including the California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force, the California Highway Patrol, California Farm Bureau Federation, United Agri-Business League and California State Grange.

Law enforcement representatives from Yuba and Sutter County Sheriffs’ offices will be available for a question and answer session aimed at increasing the lines of communication between rural residents. Matt Bozzo, Chair of the YSFB Ag Crime Committee will lead the meeting.

The meeting is free to YSFB Farm Bureau members and a casual dinner will be provided. To RSVP, please call the YSFB office at (530) 673-6550 by August 6th.

YSFB is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California Corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Yuba and Sutter counties, by representing over 1,250 local YSFB members.