Novato Republican Women
Managing Partner Sunrise Farms
President and GM Dairymen’s Feed
Past Chairman and former Board Member Nucal Foods Ripon CA.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Members $30 | Non-members $35
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato
Arnie is a 4th-generation Sonoma County rancher. He grew up o a dairy and chicken farm in Cotati and since has dedicated himself to the industry that was responsible for putting Petaluma on the map I the early 1900s.
He has stepped up to fill the much-needed role of the representative and advocate for the egg industry in Northern California. Last year, he went on a 4-day trip to Washington D.C, working to convince the powers that be that successful egg production, on a scale, can and should be achieved with animal welfare firmly in mind.
Here in Petaluma, he and his partner at Sunrise Farms produce a million eggs each and every day of the year, providing 90% of the eggs consumed in all of Northern California. Mr. Riebli credits the ability to adapt and fierce dedication to the Petaluma ranching lifestyle for his business surviving the many changes it has undergone since the egg industry’s heyday of the late 1940s.
Law recently passed concerning the poultry industry were “deeply frustrating” to him because, as he explains it, they were motivated by heavy doses of political correctness but were severely light on practical application.
But as Arnie says, “Folks have to eat. Sooner or later, people will realize that food is not produced in the backroom of the local grocer.” He said 219,000 people get added to the world’s dinner table every night. “That’s 80 million a year. Currently the political mechanisms in the way, and if it stays that way, the world will face severe shortages in the near future.”
Backing his conviction that “this country’s greatest asset is our youth,” he has lent his considerable knowledge and boundless energy to the Chamber’s Petaluma Youth Ag Day Passing the ranching tradition and all that it entails on to future generations has been part of his lifelong agenda.
Arnie is the proof that business can take the high road and that an ethically responsible direction can translate to profit – economic profit and cultural profit for any community with its eye on a wholesome future.
Please join us for a fantastic lunch welcoming the man who probably is responsible for the eggs in your fridge!