Kings County Farm Bureau

At Kings County Farm Bureau, our mission is to provide education, promotion and representation of agriculture. Whether you’re a farmer, rancher or dairyman, we are here to advocate for you at the local, state and federal levels, protecting your right to farm.

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2015 Annual Meeting

This annual event will bring Farm Bureau members and other community guests together for an update on KCFB efforts and achievements during the past year, and an overview of our focus for the coming year.  While there, you’ll help us recognize Lilia Curti Giacomazzi as she receives this year’s President’s Award. In addition to brief business, guests will enjoy a delicious dinner,  silent auction and an engaging address from Karen Musson.

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Become a Friend of Farm Bureau

Kings County Farm Bureau’s Friends of Farm Bureau program is a one- time annual donation to allow businesses and individuals to express their commitment to our goals of supporting local farmers through educational programs, training classes, industry workshops, political activism, and community involvement.

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FarmLife News

Farm Life is Kings County Farm Bureau’s newly formatted newspaper. To submit a story idea or if you’re interested in advertising, please contact Stephanie Murphy at

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From Safety Seminars to Agricultural Education fundraisers – we host various events for our membership and for the promotion of agricultural education.

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October 7, 2015 – Groundwater Update

October 13, 2015 – KCFB Annual Meeting

October 15, 2015 – Kings County Monthly Ag Roundtable

October 26, 2015- Second Annual Harvest Classic Golf Tournament

November 5, 2015- 6th Annual Water Conference

December 5-9, 2015 – CFBF Annual Meeting

January 21, 2016 – Wine Vs. Beer Showdown


The Watering Hole: Efforts To Form Groundwater Sustainability Agencies Moving Forward

By Amy D. Fienen Meteorologists are forecasting that a “Godzilla” of an El Nino could hit California this winter, but they’re quick to remind hopefuls of the unsettling reality that the state needs one and a half times their normal rainfall to see any significant drought relief. In the meantime, drought conditions have led the state to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, requiring all off the Valley’s various groundwater basins to be managed by local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs). Kings County Farm Bureau has been working with local water agencies, including the Kings County Water District, the Kings River Conservation District, and local ditch and canal companies to develop a GSA for the Kings Basin by the 2020 state-imposed deadline. During phase I, which began in January, efforts have been underway to obtain feedback from groundwater users and those who will be most affected by the new regulations. A number of public meetings have been held and the Department of Water Resources has been soliciting comments, which were due by Sept. 4. The Department of Water Resources has released the draft results identifying the groundwater basins and subbasins that show significant negative impacts as a result of chronic groundwater pumping. Their report found that 21 basins and subbasins are in critical overdraft conditions, typically caused by groundwater depletion, land subsidence or chronic lowering of groundwater levels. The 21 basins that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) have identified as having reached critical overdraft conditions have been impacted by chronic groundwater pumping. The list of those basins was not available by press time, but Cristel Tufenkjian with the Kings River... read more

Kings County Young Farmers And Ranchers Update

By Dominick Orique Throughout the past few months, the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) committee of Kings County Farm Bureau has been very active within the community. At the beginning of the year, they sent a few members from the organization to a leadership conference, organized by California Young Farmers and Ranchers. On their return, they shared with the group all that they had learned in an effort to demonstrate ways to become more involved in Kings County. Additionally, through their participation in the Farm Bureau’s scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors in Kings County, three scholarships were awarded using the funds raised at the Inaugural Harvest Classic golf tournament last year. Looking forward to awarding those scholarships again in 2016, they are focusing their efforts on the upcoming Harvest Classic. Along with the scholarships, we were able to show support in Kings County by buying a lamb from the fair, which was donated to the annual lamb Bar-B-Que, and we were able to add onto other buyer’s bids from animals sold at the fair. Along with donating a lamb to the lamb feed, a group of our members helped to Bar-B-Que for the entire dinner. And lastly, the entire group of Young Farmers and Ranchers are working right now to ensure that the Second Annual Harvest Classic is as much of a success as the Inaugural. We are looking for both sponsors and players for the tournament. It will be held on October 26th, 2015 at the Kings Country Club. Registration starts at 9:00am with the shotgun start to follow at 10:00am. For sponsorship opportunities and player... read more

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