Invited by Rotary District 5160, Acting Consul General of People's Republic of China Song Ru'an and the staff from the Chinese consulate in San Francisco paid a visit to Northern California farms, ranches and wineries located in District 5160 on April 21, 2012, getting a taste of Northern California agriculture.
The Chinese diplomats and their families toured operations at Chamberlain Farms/Ranch, Yolo Land & Cattle Co/Ranch and Pioneer Seed Company in Woodland, and Sugar Mill Wineries in Clarksburg during the one-day outing.
"This trip is important to us," Acting Consul General Song said. "It gives us a unique opportunity to reach out to the local communities and people. Contact and exchange like this help deepen our mutual understanding and friendship. The better we know each other, the broader the support will be for the continued growth of the relationship between our two great nations."
Rotary District 5160 Governor Dave Dacus said that his District is committed to developing good relationship with China. The field trip will help to promote goodwill and friendship between Rotarians and China, and explore more opportunities for cooperation.
District 5160 has 3550 members in 70 clubs from San Ramon, CA on the south to Weed, CA on the north. In 2008, the District provided $40,000 in aid for China's Wenchuan earthquake victims. It hosted two agricultural tours for the staff of Chinese consulate in 2009 and 2010.