- Advisory Council Member
- Advisory Council
Robert G. Vieria is a beef cattle rancher primarily in Alameda and San Joaquin Counties and was honored to be chosen as a member of Tri-Valley Conservancy’s Advisory Council. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo with a degree in Electronics Engineering, Bob worked in the Laser and Chemistry Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and founded/ran a computer resale company before returning to his family’s ranching business full-time. Bob’s family has been in the area since 1899 when his grandfather, Maurice Vieira, emigrated from the Azores at the age of 13 and lived out of a tent for 3 years while herding sheep in Corral Hollow.
Bob is a perpetual student of agriculture, always looking for ways to implement new and sustainable practices in his cattle operations. Among his numerous agriculture-related interests, he attends and has co-hosted workshops on threatened species as well as being involved with educating young people about where their food comes from. With support from the very professional staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Resource Conservation District, Bob has implemented numerous practices to enhance the habitat and watersheds on the properties he operates. He supplies penning heifers and ‘wild’ cow milking cows for the Livermore Rodeo each year and is very active in the Livermore Council of the Knights of Columbus.