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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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 smurphy@kcfb.org.

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Events

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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September 7, 2015 – Labor Day

September 8, 2015– Board Meeting- KCFB YF&R- Round Table Pizza

September 15, 2015– Board Meeting – KCFB Conference Room

September 23, 2015 – Cotton Harvest Safety Seminar

October 13, 2015 – KCFB Annual Meeting

December 5-9, 2015 – CFBF Annual Meeting

January 22, 2016 – Wine Vs. Beer Showdown

News


Kings County 4-H Begins New Year

By Georgene Diener, Kings County 4-H Program Representative As the summer winds down and the start of school is quickly approaching, the Kings County 4-H Program is gearing up for another year of project work and activities.  With 10 4-H clubs in Kings County, serving over 400 4-H members assisted by 125 4-H volunteer leaders, the organization offers families a wide array of fun and educational activities. 4-H is part of the University of California Cooperative Extension.  Its history is steeped in agriculture, and agricultural projects that focus on leadership, citizenship and life skills.  The mission of 4-H is to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential.  That may be achieved by learning the day-to-day responsibilities of raising a lamb or by mastering public speaking skills, or serving as a club officer and becoming a role model for younger 4-H members. Membership in 4-H can begin as young as 5 years old.  Five to 8 year old 4-H members are referred to as Primary members.  Primary membership includes some limitations.  Primary members are not eligible to raise large animals and are not eligible to be judged in competition events.  Nine year olds may enroll in 4-H as a regular member and receive full 4-H membership benefits.  Members may remain active in 4-H until December 31 of the calendar year in which they turn 19 years old. Learn by doing is the 4-H slogan.  Members sign up for projects that are offered by volunteer leaders.  At project meetings, members actually make and create items.  Depending on the project, members may build rockets, perfect their photography skills, learn to quilt or teach... read more

Farm Bureau Members Showcase Products At Fresno Food Expo

By Beaujena DeSilva The 5th annual Fresno Food Expo drew food and beverage companies from across the San Joaquin Valley, giving them a unique opportunity to showcase their products.  The popular event, held on July 23, drew 121 vendors and more than 2,000 guests. Since it began in 2011, the Expo has grown immensely and draws some of the largest buyers in the nation, including Costco, Wal-mart and Save Mart Supermarkets, along with international buyers from Singapore, Malaysia, and Mexico. Kings County Farm Bureau members Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese & Milk, Crisp California Walnuts, Keenan Farms and Summerhill Goat Dairy were amongst the 10 companies representing Kings County. Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese & Milk, which was nominated for a new product award for their mozzarella cheese curds, is Tony and Barbara Martin’s family-run operation.  The Martins are the only farmstead dairy producers in Kings County, meaning all of their products are produced using their own cows on the Tony Martin Dairy. The Martins said they value the relationship they have with their consumers, and by using social media to expand their business and be able to reach out to different audiences, they’ve been able to hear what consumers want.  Dairy Goddess offers lightly pasteurized and non-homogenized milk without using added hormones, keeping it as close as possible to its natural state.  They also produce six different types of soft, spreadable cheese, with flavors ranging from sweet to savory.  The Martins hope to transition to a completely organic operation within the next few years. Crisp California Walnuts, another Kings County Farm Bureau business member, showcased their walnuts at the Expo... read more

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